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A painting of Jochebed floating her son Moses in a small basket down the Nile river.

Jochebed (JOCK-oh-bed) was the mother of Moses; a Israelite prophet, according to biblical legend. Jochebed lived in Egypt and had three children; Moses, Miriam, and Aaron. When the pharaoh ordered all Hebrew newborn children to die, Jochebed floated Moses down the river to save his life.