Miriam was the daughter of Amram and Jochebed, and the older sister of Moses and Aaron, all of whom were Levites. (Levites played an important role in Old Testament history.) Miriam was a prominent participant in the Exodus from Egypt, as well as many of the key events of the Israelites’ time in the Sinai after their escape from slavery. She was known as a prophetess. Learn more about Miriam and earn this patch.