Amram a Levite, the father of Moses, Hebrews 11:23 and Exodus 2:1-10 and 6:14-20

By faith Amram and his wife Jochebed hid their son, Moses, even it was against the king of Egypt’s edict which was that all Hebrew boys shall be put to death at birth. The out come of this brave action of defying the King of Egypt is now known to all.

Amram whose Hebrew name means: Exalted People, like his wife Jochebed are of the tribe of Levi.

They were Moses’ father and mother. Amram lived 137 years.

Amram and his wife served God and all though we know not a lot about them, their son Moses saved the Israelis from the Egyptians.

Background Reading:

11:23 By faith Moses was hidden by Amram and Jochebed, his parents, for three months after he was born, because they saw that he was a beautiful child and were not afraid of the king’s order.
Hebrews 11:23


Amram – The Birth of Moses

2:1 A man of the family of Levi married the daughter of a descendant of Levi. 2 Later, the woman became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She saw that he was a beautiful child, and hid him for three months. 3 But when she was no longer able to hide him, she took a papyrus container, coated it with asphalt and pitch, placed the child in it, and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile. 4 Then his sister positioned herself some distance away in order to find out what would happen to him.

Pharaoh’s Daughter Adopts Moses

5 Then Pharaoh’s daughter came down to the Nile River to bathe while her maids walked along the river bank. She saw the container among the reeds and sent a servant girl to get it. 6 When she opened it and saw the child, the little boy suddenly began crying. Filled with compassion for him, she exclaimed, “This is one of the Hebrew children!”

7 Then his sister asked Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call one of the nursing Hebrew women so she can nurse the child for you?”

8 Pharaoh’s daughter told her, “Go,” so the young girl went and called the child’s mother. 9 Pharaoh’s daughter instructed her, “Take this child and nurse him for me, and I’ll pay you a salary.” So the woman took the child and nursed him. 10 After the child had grown older, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, because she said, “I drew him out of the water.”
Exodus 2:1-10

Family Record or Genealogies of Moses and Aaron

14 These are the heads of their ancestors’ households: the sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel: Hanoch and Pallu; Hezron and Carmi.

These are the families of Reuben, including 15 Simeon’s sons Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul, the Canaanite woman’s son. These are the families of Simeon.

16 These are the names of Levi’s sons according to their genealogies: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. Levi livedi 137 years. 17 Gershon’s sons were Libni and Shimei, according to their families. 18 Kohath’s descendants included Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. Now Kohath lived for 133 years. 19 The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the descendants of Levi, according to their genealogies.

20 Amram married Jochebed, his father’s sister, and she bore him Aaron and Moses. Amram lived for 137 years.
Exodus 6:14-20
Also read Numbers 26:58-59

More Information:

Amram, Moses’ father, which in Hebrew means: exalted people both he and his wife were from the tribe of Levi the priestly tribe.

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