So the king of Jericho sent to Rahab, saying, “Bring out the men who have come to you, who have entered into your house, for they have come to search out all the land.” Bible see other translations

“So the king of Jericho sent to Rahab.” Apparently, the king did not come himself, but sent representatives. This occurred after dark (cp. Joshua 2:5).

“all the land.” That the king of Jericho knew the mission of Israel, to conquer the Promised Land, shows that news of Israel, including who they were and what they wanted had been spread around.

Commentary for: Joshua 2:3