Pure Heroines

Let’s shout out the names of some heroes!

  • Shiphrah!
  • Puah!
  • Levi’s wife! What’s her name? We’ll have to look for it . . .. Jochebed! (From Exodus 6:20)
  • Moses’ sister . . .. Miriam!
  • Pharaoh’s daughter . . . Let’s do some more digging for her name . . . Bathia! (Find it in the Talmud)
Why, of 5 of the most important women in the Bible, must I search in hopes of finding some of their names?Why does Moses get not only a name, but also a Hebrew word that associates it with his beginning (not to mention a really important Egyptian term too?)

Shiphrah, Puah, Jochebed, Miriam and Bathia are heroes. They saw opportunities, took risks, and made it possible, ultimately, for the Israelites to be delivered out of slavery in Egypt.

I wish we had more written about these heroes. I wish we would never forget their names, either.

Shiphrah, Puah, Jochebed, Miriam and Bathia.


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