Couples in the Bible: Amram and Jochebed

Jochebed was the daughter of Levi. {Numbers 26:59}

She is the wife of Amram and also believed to be his aunt. {Exodus 6:20}

Amram and Jochebed had three children Aaron, Miriam and Moses.

The little we know about this couple comes from Moses birth story. Pharaoh decreed all baby boys thrown into the Nile. He feared the Jewish people would become too powerful otherwise. When Moses, their youngest, is born Jochebed hid him for three months. To save his life she created a waterproof basket and placed the child in it. She sent Miriam out to watch over the basket, which was found by Pharaoh’s daughter. Pharaoh’s’ daughter raised the child as her own but had the child find her a wet nurse {Jochebed} until the child had been weaned. {Exodus 2:1-10}

Lessons from Amram and Jochebed:

  1. They lived out their faith
  2. They were willing to take risk
  3. They trusted God to provide

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