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Aaron's Rod

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The rod Aaron used to demonstrate to the Pharaoh that the God of the Hebrews was Lord. It became a snake when cast down (Exodus 7:8-13 ) and brought about the first three plagues (Exodus 7:19-20 ; Exodus 8:5-7 ,Exodus 8:5-7,8:16-19 ). This rod was also used to strike the rocks at Horeb and Kadesh to bring forth water (Exodus 17:1-7 ; Numbers 20:7-11 ).

The rebellion of Korah (Numbers 16:1-50 ) made it necessary to determine who would be eligible to come before God in the tabernacle as priests (see Numbers 17:1-11 ). According to Hebrews 9:4 , the rod was kept in the ark of the covenant.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Aaron's Rod'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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