Jochebed (Jok´uh-bed)

Moses’s mother. According to priestly traditions, she and her husband, Amram, both descendants of Levi, were the parents of Aaron, Moses (Exod 6:20), and Miriam (Num 26:59). This is a conflation of earlier statements in Exodus (Exod 2:1-10, Exod 4:14, Exod 15:20).

Exod 6:20

20Amram married Jochebed his father's sister and she bore him Aaron and Moses, and the length of Amram's life was one hundred thirty-seven years.

Num 26:59

59The name of Amram's wife was Jochebed daughter of Levi, who was born to Levi in Egypt; and she bore to Amram: Aaron, Moses, and their sister Miriam.

Exod 2:1-10

Birth and Youth of Moses
1Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a Levite woman.2The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was a f ... View more

Exod 4:14

14Then the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses and he said, “What of your brother Aaron, the Levite? I know that he can speak fluently; even now he is c ... View more

Exod 15:20

The Song of Miriam
20Then the prophet Miriam, Aaron's sister, took a tambourine in her hand; and all the women went out after her with tambourines and with danc ... View more

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