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/;[3] also Hatchepsut; meaning Foremost of Noble Ladies;[4] 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.”[5]

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.