Thus when Jochebed placed Moses in
the basket and sent him floating down
the river with the help of her daughter
Miriam, Jochebed knew two things: first,
that a male did not need royal blood
to succeed in the Egyptian family; and
second, that he was the deliverer sent
to lead the Hebrews back to Caanan.
This was done, not out of fear for the
child’s life, but to start his life’s training.
How fortunate it was that a young
woman destined to be one of the greatest
Pharaohs of Egypt (and a female) would
be there to pick the child up out of the
river and would help guide Moses on
his journey. Hatshepsut was that female
who put him in a position of power in
Egypt by claiming that he was her son.
Both mothers, Hatshepsut and Jochebed,
were channels for Moses’ development
in the material to a higher spirituality in
Studying and correlating this information
awakened a new understanding
within me: The lives of Moses and Jesus
parallel one another even though they are
separated by generations. The spirit of
dedication with faith and love was evident
in the individuals who helped bring these
events to fruition, and each of us in our
own circle of family and friends can also
bring that spirit into our daily lives.
Hatshepsut (pron.: /hætˈʃɛpsʊt/; also Hatchepsut; meaning Foremost of Noble Ladies; 1508–1458 BC) was the fifth pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of Ancient Egypt. She is generally regarded by Egyptologists as one of the most successful pharaohs, reigning longer than any other woman of an indigenous Egyptian dynasty. According to Egyptologist James Henry Breasted she is also known as “the first great woman in history of whom we are informed.”
Hatshepsut was the daughter of Thutmose I and his primary wife Ahmes. Her husband Thutmose II was the son of Thutmose I and a secondary wife named Mutneferet, who carried the title King’s daughter and was likely a child of Ahmose I. Hatshepsut and Thutmose II had a daughter named Neferure. Thutmose II fathered Thutmose III with Iset a secondary wife.