Jochebed


Jochebed

According to the Torah, Jochebed (] . In making this identification, the rabbis interpret the "houses", with which the Book of Exodus describes God as having compensated the midwives [] , by arguing that the figure referred only to the surviving children, and that Jochebed was the 33rd [Genesis Rabbah 94:8] [Exodus Rabbah 1:23] ; however, since the Book of Numbers describes Jochebed's birth as occurring in Egypt [] , this necessitated the further rabbinic argument that Jochebed was born exactly on the border of Egypt, in the "gateway of the city" [Genesis Rabbah 94:8] [Exodus Rabbah 1:23] . Biblical scholars have instead simply proposed that the discrepancy in the enumeration of Leah's children is due to the list not originally having included Dinah, who was added by a later editor to introduce consistency with the story of the Rape of Dinah [Richard Elliott Friedman, "Who wrote the Bible?"] .

According to traditional rabbinic biblical chronology, Moses was 80 years old when the Exodus occurred, the Israelites had been in Egypt for 210 years in total, and thus in combination with the rabbinical claim that Jochebed was born on the border of Egypt, as her parents had entered it, this would require Jochebed to have been 130 years old when she gave birth to Moses ["Jewish Encyclopedia"] ; rabbinical literature regards this to have been alluded to by the biblical description of the dedication of the Israelite altar, at which 130 shekel weight of silver was offered [Exodus Rabbah 1:23] [Numbers Rabbah 13:19] .

In Biblical Reference

According to the Old Testament (Exodus 6:20) Amram married His father's sister, Jochebed. In geneology this would make Jochebed Amram's aunt. Then the account continues with the saving of Moses' life.

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