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Jochebed: (a) (b. 1523 BCE) Daughter of Levi; wife of Amram; mother of Miriam, Aaron, and Moses. One of the seventy original members of Jacob’s household that emigrated to Egypt. The Talmud identifies her with the midwife Shifra, who practiced midwifery in Egypt together with Puah (Miriam), and defied Pharaoh’s orders to kill Israelite babies. (b) A common Jewish name.
Here is some info you might find interesting. Jocheved had the rare distinction of both entering and leaving Egypt, Seder Olam Rabba 9. and according to tradition she actually outlived her son Moses and entered the Holy Land (at the age of 250!). Amram li...
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