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Jochebed is mentioned in the Bible as the mother of Moses, Aaron, and Miriam. She is first mentioned in the book of Exodus 2:1-10, where it is told that she was a Hebrew woman who lived in Egypt during the time when the Israelites were enslaved by the Pharaoh.

Faced with the Pharaoh’s order to kill all male Hebrew infants, Jochebed hid her son Moses for three months before placing him in a basket and setting him adrift in the Nile river. The basket was discovered by Pharaoh’s daughter, who took pity on the child and raised him as her own son.

Jochebed is also mentioned in Exodus 6:20, where it is stated that she was the wife of Amram and the daughter of Levi. Her name is also mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus in Luke 3:36.

Jochebed is depicted as a brave and resourceful woman who risked her own life to save her son Moses from the Pharaoh’s order. Her act of faith, love and determination ensured Moses survival, and enabled him to become the leader of the Israelites, who would lead them out of the slavery in Egypt and towards the promise land.

She is not only Moses mother but she is also an important figure for the Israelites, her actions led to Moses being the leader that God chose to lead his people and be an important figure in Jewish history. Jochebed’s story serves as a reminder of the power of a mother’s love and the importance of faith and determination in the face of adversity.