The Bible's Top Moms - dummies

By Rev. John Trigilio, Jr., Rev. Kenneth Brighenti

Part of Women in the Bible For Dummies Cheat Sheet

As you might imagine, the Bible contains stories of several women who were great mothers. Mommy Dearest, they weren’t. These ladies are considered some of the best mothers from the Bible:

  • Jochebed: The prudent mother of Moses, Miriam, and Aaron. She saved Moses’ life by floating him down the Nile River, where he was later discovered by the daughter of Pharaoh, who raised him as her own. See Exodus 6:20; Numbers 26:59.

  • Hannah: The thoughtful mother of the prophet Samuel who dedicated him to God after praying for a child for many years. Each year, she made him a new robe that she brought faithfully to her son when she and her husband visited the Temple. See 1 Samuel 1:2-2:21.

  • Virgin Mary: The devoted mother of Jesus of Nazareth. She was present at his first public miracle (the wedding feast of Canan), where he changed water into wine, and at the crucifixion, death, and burial of her son. See Matthew 1:18–25, 2:11, 14, 20, 21, 12:46–48, 13:55; Mark 3:31–32, 6:3; Luke 1:26–56, 2:5–19, 34, 48, 51, 8:19–20; John 2:1–5, 12, 6:42, 19:25–27; and Acts 1:14.