Gone are the magical rod of Moses
and Aaron's priestly ephod.
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.
The rod of Moses
is said to have been a subtle serpent and hence came his great powers.
In the following verses 7-13, God tells them to take the rod of Moses
and gather the people together, and Moses should then speak to the rock and call upon it to have water pour forth.
Kalavrezou in her presentation `The Rod of Moses
in Byzantine Court Ceremonial', at the Twenty-second Annual Byzantine Studies Conference, October 24-27, 1996, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (see also the Abstracts of Papers, 29).