A man of the house of Levi took to wife a daughter of Levi.
Amram took Jochebed his father’s sister to wife, and she bore him Aaron and Moses. (Exodus 6:20)
And the name of Amram’s wife was Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, whom her mother bore to Levi in Egypt: and she bore to Amram Aaron and Moses, and Miriam their sister. (Numbers 26:59)
Jochebed conceived and bore a son. When she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.
By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment. (Hebrews 11:23)
Why did Jochebed hide the baby boy?
Remember Exodus 1 ended with Pharaoh telling all his people, Every Hebrew son that is born you shall cast into the river, and every Hebrew daughter you shall save alive.
When she could no longer hide him, she made for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch (to make it waterproof). She put the child in it, and she laid it in the flags by the river’s brink. And his sister Miriam stood afar off, to know what would be done to him.
The daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river, and her maidens walked along by the river’s side. Pharaoh’s daughter saw the ark among the flags and sent her maid to fetch it. When she had opened it, she saw the child, and the babe wept. And she had compassion on him.
Pharaoh’s daughter: This is one of the Hebrews’ children.
Miriam (to Pharaoh’s daughter): Shall I go and call to you a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for you?
Pharaoh’s daughter (to Miriam): Go.
And Miriam went and called Jochebed.
Pharaoh’s daughter (to Jochebed): Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give you your wages.
Jochebed took her child, and nursed it.
And the child grew, and Jochebed brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son.
And she called his name Moses.
Pharaoh’s daughter: Because I drew him out of the water.