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Jochebed in Biblical Hebrew
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The name Jochebed in the Bible

Jochebed is the mother of Miriam, Aaron and Moses. She is also a daughter of Levi, sister of Gershon, Kohath and Merari (Exodus 6:16). Because her husband Amram is a son of Kohath, their children are both grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Levi.

Etymology of the name Jochebed

The name Jochebed is a combination of two elements, the first one being יה (Yah) = יהו (Yahu) = יו (Yu), which is the commonly accepted abbreviated form of יהוה, which is YHWH, the Name of the Lord. This very short abbreviation of YHWH also occurs in the names Joab and Jonathan.

The second part of the name Jochebed comes from the marvelous verb כבד (kabed), meaning to be heavy, weighty or lofty:

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Jochebed meaning

For a meaning of the name Jochebed, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Yahweh Is Glory. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Lord Of Glory, Glory Of The Lord.

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