International Standard Bible EncyclopediaAaron's Rod
(Numbers 17 and Hebrews 9:4): Immediately after the incidents connected with the rebellion of Korah, Dathan and Abiram against the leadership of Moses and the priestly primacy of Aaron (Numbers 16), it became necessary to indicate and emphasize the Divine appointment of Aaron. Therefore, at the command of Yahweh, Moses directs that twelve almond rods, one for each tribe with the prince's name engraved thereon, be placed within the Tent of the Testimony. When Moses entered the tent the following day, he found that Aaron's rod had budded, blossomed and borne fruit, "the three stages of vegetable life being thus simultaneously visible." When the miraculous sign was seen by the people, they accepted it as final; nor was there ever again any question of Aaron's priestly right. The rod was kept "before the testimony" in the sanctuary ever after as a token of the Divine will (Numbers 17:10). The writer of Hebrews, probably following a later Jewish tradition, mentions the rod as kept in the Holy of Holies within the ark (Hebrews 9:4; compare 1 Kings 8:9). See PRIEST, III.
Hebrews ix. 5-Jan
... had the golden censer and the Ark of the Covenant overlaid round about with gold:
wherein was the golden pot that had  manna, and Aaron's rod that budded ...
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The Rod that Troubled Egypt.
... Pharoah called his wise men and wizards, and they did the same, only Aaron's rod
swallowed up their rods, and Pharoah would not listen to their words. ...
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Letter Xli. St. Ambrose in this Letter to his Sister Continues the ...
... Likewise also the priest; for his teaching, though for a time it may seem bitter
to some, and like Aaron's rod be long laid up in the ears of dissemblers, yet ...
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There are Various Figures in the Old Testament of the Wood of the ...
... Aaron's rod, which blossomed, declared him to be the high priest. Isaiah prophesied
that a rod would come forth from the root of Jesse, [and this was] Christ. ...
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That in These Two Portions of the Soul There are Four Different ...
... the sanctuary was kept the ark of alliance, and in that, or at least adjoining to
it, the tables of the law, manna in a golden vessel, and Aaron's rod which in ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter xii that in these.htm
What Happened to the Hebrews During Thirty-Eight Years in the ...
... as to the rest, in the same form Moses had received them, in that they saw them
still; but they also saw buds and branches grown out of Aaron's rod, with ripe ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 4 what happened to.htm
... day. When they both went into Pharaoh with the magicians, every man's rod
did the same, but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods. To ...
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Of Love to God
... that His gospel. which is the rod of His strength, may, like Aaron's rod,
blossom and bring forth fruit. 4. The properties of love. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/watson/a divine cordial/of love to god.htm
Kissing the Rod.
... 8,7,8,7,8,7,8,7. Teach me Aaron's thoughtful silence. When corrected by thy rod;
Teach me Eli's acquiescence,. Saying, "Do thy will, my God:". ...
//christianbookshelf.org/morris/favourite welsh hymns/xxii kissing the rod.htm
Importance of Small Things in Religion
... when he was upon the mount. There also lay the golden pot that had the manna,
and Aaron's rod that budded. Upon the lid of it were ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 6 1860/importance of small things in.htm
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