Jochebed


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Jochebed

(jŏk`ēbĕd), in the Bible, mother of Moses.
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Soon the Pharaoh's daughter joins the conspiracy, by adopting the baby and engaging Jochebed as his wet nurse.
Jochebed was reputedly born on the border between Canaan and Egypt, hence another "overlapping" individual (Genesis Rabbah 94:1; Pirkei de-Rabbi Eliezer 10).
For example, she said, the great lawmaker and prophet Moses was constantly being saved by women--when a pharaoh demanded that all newborn Hebrew males be killed, Moses' mother, Jochebed, weaved a basket that transported him to safety down the Nile River.
To escape the Egyptian king's edict to kill all male Hebrew infants, Jochebed put Moses in a waterproof basket, and set it adrift in the Nile River.
PERSONAL FILE: Born October 28, 1974 in San Juan, Puerto Rico to children of God missionairies John Bottom Amram and Arlyn Dunitz Jochebed.
The story of Moses begins with his birth in the home of Levi and Jochebed.
Even at the beginning of Exodus, God was at work with women making way for God's plan for the people of Israel--the Hebrew midwives Shiphrah and Puah, Jochebed, a Levite woman, and a little girl named Miriam.
This is so even though Bergelson's need to make a affirmative political statement places the narrative emphasis on the insistence that" [what Jochebed had done] was what one should always do.
Because Moses' parents, Amram and Jochebed, are nephew and aunt (Exodus 6:20)
We do not know whether Jochebed lived to see her children lead the nation.
Jochebed, Moses's mother, gazes at the event with desolation in her eyes.