rod of Moses

rod of Moses

transforms into serpent, then back again. [O.T.: Exodus 4:24]
See: Miracle
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He used to carry a pair of Lshaped dowsing rods, which he called the Rod of Moses, to answer questions from students, find concentration of energy fields or, perhaps, even locate missing objects.
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(65) A careful reading of Exodus reveals the sometimes the staff is called the "staff of Moses" and sometimes the "staff of God." For a discussion of this, see "Rod of Moses or Rod of God?" in Propp, 227-229.