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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.
(maqqel, maTTeh, shebheT; rhabdos): Little distinction can be drawn between the Hebrew words used for "rod" and "staff." Maqqel is the word used in Genesis 30:37; for the twigs of poplar put by Jacob before his sheep, and in Jeremiah 1:11 of the "rod of an almond-tree." MaTTeh is used of a rod in the hand, as the "rods" of Moses and of Aaron (Exodus 4:2; 7:9, etc.). ShebheT is used, but sometimes also maTTeh, of the rod used for correction (Exodus 21:20 2 Samuel 7:14 Proverbs 10:13; Proverbs 13:24 Isaiah 10:5, etc.). In Psalm 23:4 ("Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me"), however, shebheT is the shepherd's rod, figurative of divine guidance and care. In Ezekiel 21:10, 13, the word stands for the royal scepter. In the New Testament "rod" is used of a rod of correction (1 Corinthians 4:21), Aaron's rod (Hebrews 9:4), a ruler's rod "of iron" (severity, as in Revelation 2:27; Revelation 12:5; Revelation 19:15), a measuring rod (Revelation 11:1).
Greek4464. rhabdos -- a staff, rod
... a staff, rod. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: rhabdos Phonetic Spelling:
(hrab'-dos) Short Definition: a rod, staff Definition: a rod, staff ...
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4465. rhabdouchos -- a rod holder, ie (a Roman) lictor (one ...
4474. rhapizo -- to strike with a rod, hence to strike with the ...
4463. rhabdizo -- to beat with a rod
2563. kalamos -- a reed
2583. kanon -- a rule, standard
3358. metron -- a measure
2624. katakleronomeo -- to distribute by lot
1891. Epaphroditos -- Epaphroditus, a Christian
Strong's Hebrew4294. matteh -- a staff, rod, shaft, branch, a tribe
... a staff, rod, shaft, branch, a tribe. Transliteration: matteh or mattah Phonetic
Spelling: (mat-teh') Short Definition: tribe. ... rod, staff, tribe. ...
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2415. choter -- branch or twig, a rod
7626. shebet -- rod, staff, club, scepter, tribe
4731. maqqel -- a rod, staff
1551. galil -- a cylinder, rod, circuit, district, also a district ...
4300. metil -- a wrought metal rod
7070. qaneh -- a stalk, reed
5750. od -- a going around, continuance, still, yet, again, beside
3925. lamad -- to exercise in, learn
8275. sharbit -- a scepter
Christ as the Rod, the Flower, the Stone.
The Rod of Moses.
Kissing the Rod.
The Rod that Troubled Egypt.
Thy Rod and Thy Staff they Comfort Me.
Monoimus on the Sabbath; Allegorizes the Rod of Moses; Notion ...
Concerning the Burning Bush and the Rod of Moses.
Let those of us who are under the Rod, be Very Solicitous to ...
Now it came to Pass, when She was Fourteen Years Old...
There are Various Figures in the Old Testament of the Wood of the ...
ATS Bible DictionaryRod
An offshoot from the trunk of a tree, Genesis 30:37 Isaiah 11:1 Ezekiel 37:15-22. It also denotes a staff, used by one walking, Isaiah 3:1 Ezekiel 29:6; by a diviner, Hosea 4:12; by a surveyor, Psalm 74:2; by a shepherd, Le 27:32 Zechariah 11:10-14; as an instrument of correction, Proverbs 23:13 29:15; as a sceptre, Esther 8:4 Isaiah 14:5; and as a symbol of power, Psalm 2:9, support and direction, Psalm 23:4.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) A straight and slender stick; a wand; hence, any slender bar, as of wood or metal (applied to various purposes).
2. (n.) An instrument of punishment or correction; figuratively, chastisement.
3. (n.) A kind of scepter, or badge of office; hence, figuratively, power; authority; tyranny; oppression.
4. (n.) A support for a fishing line; a fish pole.
5. (n.) A member used in tension, as for sustaining a suspended weight, or in tension and compression, as for transmitting reciprocating motion, etc.; a connecting bar.
6. (n.) An instrument for measuring.
ThesaurusRod (138 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. AARON'S ROD. ... The rod was kept "before the testimony"
in the sanctuary ever after as a token of the Divine will (Numbers 17:10). ...
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Rod-bearers (2 Occurrences)
Measuring-rod (1 Occurrence)
Whip (7 Occurrences)
Scepter (28 Occurrences)
Sceptre (20 Occurrences)
Snake (43 Occurrences)
Almond (7 Occurrences)
Gad (78 Occurrences)
Aaron's (53 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceRod (138 Occurrences)
Matthew 27:29 And they made a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and put a rod in his right hand, and they went down on their knees before him, and made sport of him, saying, Long life to the King of the Jews.
Matthew 27:30 And they put shame on him, and gave him blows on the head with the rod.
Matthew 27:48 And straight away one of them went quickly, and took a sponge, and made it full of bitter wine, and put it on a rod and gave him drink.
Mark 15:36 And one of them went quickly and, getting a sponge full of bitter wine, put it on a rod, and gave it to him for drink, saying, Let be; let us see if Elijah will come to take him down.
1 Corinthians 4:21 What do you want? Shall I come to you with a rod, or in love and a spirit of gentleness?
Hebrews 1:8 But of the Son he says, Your seat of power, O God, is for ever and ever; and the rod of your kingdom is a rod of righteousness.
Hebrews 9:4 having a golden altar of incense, and the ark of the covenant overlaid on all sides with gold, in which was a golden pot holding the manna, Aaron's rod that budded, and the tablets of the covenant;
Hebrews 12:6 For the Lord sends punishment on his loved ones; everyone whom he takes as his son has experience of his rod.
Revelation 2:27 He will rule them with a rod of iron, shattering them like clay pots; as I also have received of my Father:
Revelation 11:1 A reed like a rod was given to me. Someone said, "Rise, and measure God's temple, and the altar, and those who worship in it.
Revelation 12:5 She gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron. Her child was caught up to God, and to his throne.
Revelation 19:15 Out of his mouth proceeds a sharp, double-edged sword, that with it he should strike the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod. He treads the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of God, the Almighty.
Revelation 21:15 Now he who was speaking to me had a measuring-rod of gold, with which to measure the city and its gates and its wall.
Revelation 21:16 The plan of the city is a square, the length being the same as the breadth; and he measured the city furlong by furlong, with his measuring rod--it is twelve hundred miles long, and the length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
Genesis 30:37 Jacob took to himself rods of fresh poplar, almond, plane tree, peeled white streaks in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.
Genesis 49:10 The rod of authority will not be taken from Judah, and he will not be without a law-giver, till he comes who has the right to it, and the peoples will put themselves under his rule.
Exodus 4:2 Yahweh said to him, "What is that in your hand?" He said, "A rod."
Exodus 4:4 Yahweh said to Moses, "Put forth your hand, and take it by the tail." He put forth his hand, and laid hold of it, and it became a rod in his hand.
Exodus 4:17 You shall take this rod in your hand, with which you shall do the signs."
Exodus 4:20 Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them on a donkey, and he returned to the land of Egypt. Moses took God's rod in his hand.
Exodus 7:9 "When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying,'Perform a miracle!' then you shall tell Aaron,'Take your rod, and cast it down before Pharaoh, that it become a serpent.'"
Exodus 7:10 Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh, and they did so, as Yahweh had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh and before his servants, and it became a serpent.
Exodus 7:12 For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.
Exodus 7:15 Go to Pharaoh in the morning. Behold, he goes out to the water; and you shall stand by the river's bank to meet him; and the rod which was turned to a serpent you shall take in your hand.
Exodus 7:17 Thus says Yahweh, "In this you shall know that I am Yahweh. Behold, I will strike with the rod that is in my hand on the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood.
Exodus 7:19 Yahweh said to Moses, "Tell Aaron,'Take your rod, and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt, over their rivers, over their streams, and over their pools, and over all their ponds of water, that they may become blood; and there shall be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood and in vessels of stone.'"
Exodus 7:20 Moses and Aaron did so, as Yahweh commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and struck the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood.
Exodus 8:5 Yahweh said to Moses, "Tell Aaron,'Stretch forth your hand with your rod over the rivers, over the streams, and over the pools, and cause frogs to come up on the land of Egypt.'"
Exodus 8:16 Yahweh said to Moses, "Tell Aaron,'Stretch out your rod, and strike the dust of the earth, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.'"
Exodus 8:17 They did so; and Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and struck the dust of the earth, and there were lice on man, and on animal; all the dust of the earth became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.
Exodus 9:23 Moses stretched forth his rod toward the heavens, and Yahweh sent thunder, hail, and lightning flashed down to the earth. Yahweh rained hail on the land of Egypt.
Exodus 10:13 Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and Yahweh brought an east wind on the land all that day, and all the night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.
Exodus 14:16 Lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go into the midst of the sea on dry ground.
Exodus 17:5 Yahweh said to Moses, "Walk on before the people, and take the elders of Israel with you, and take the rod in your hand with which you struck the Nile, and go.
Exodus 17:9 Moses said to Joshua, "Choose men for us, and go out, fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with God's rod in my hand."
Exodus 21:20 "If a man strikes his servant or his maid with a rod, and he dies under his hand, he shall surely be punished.
Exodus 26:28 And the middle rod is to go through the rings of all the boards from end to end.
Exodus 36:33 The middle rod was made to go right through the rings of all the boards from one end to the other.
Leviticus 27:32 All the tithe of the herds or the flocks, whatever passes under the rod, the tenth shall be holy to Yahweh.
Numbers 13:23 And they came to the valley of Eshcol, and cutting down a vine-branch with its grapes, two of them took it on a rod between them; and they took some pomegranates and figs.
Numbers 17:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, and take of them rods, one for each fathers' house, of all their princes according to their fathers' houses, twelve rods: write every man's name on his rod.
Numbers 17:3 You shall write Aaron's name on the rod of Levi; for there shall be one rod for each head of their fathers' houses.
Numbers 17:5 It shall happen, that the rod of the man whom I shall choose shall bud: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against you."
Numbers 17:6 Moses spoke to the children of Israel; and all their princes gave him rods, for each prince one, according to their fathers' houses, even twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron was among their rods.
Numbers 17:8 It happened on the next day, that Moses went into the tent of the testimony; and behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and put forth buds, and produced blossoms, and bore ripe almonds.
Numbers 17:9 Moses brought out all the rods from before Yahweh to all the children of Israel: and they looked, and took every man his rod.
Numbers 17:10 Yahweh said to Moses, "Put back the rod of Aaron before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the children of rebellion; that you may make an end of their murmurings against me, that they not die."
Numbers 20:8 "Take the rod, and assemble the congregation, you, and Aaron your brother, and speak to the rock before their eyes, that it give forth its water; and you shall bring forth to them water out of the rock; so you shall give the congregation and their livestock drink."
Numbers 20:9 Moses took the rod from before Yahweh, as he commanded him.
Numbers 20:11 Moses lifted up his hand, and struck the rock with his rod twice: and water came forth abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their livestock.
Numbers 21:8 And the Lord said to Moses, Make an image of a snake and put it on a rod, and anyone who has been wounded by the snakes, looking on it will be made well.
Numbers 21:9 So Moses made a snake of brass and put it on a rod; and anyone who had a snakebite, after looking on the snake of brass, was made well.
Numbers 21:18 The fountain made by the chiefs, made deep by the great ones of the people, with the law-givers' rod, and with their sticks. Then from the waste land they went on to Mattanah:
Judges 5:14 Out of Ephraim they came down into the valley; after you, Benjamin, among your tribesmen; from Machir came down the captains, and from Zebulun those in whose hand is the ruler's rod.
1 Samuel 14:27 But Jonathan didn't hear when his father commanded the people with the oath: therefore he put forth the end of the rod who was in his hand, and dipped it in the honeycomb, and put his hand to his mouth; and his eyes were enlightened.
1 Samuel 14:43 Then Saul said to Jonathan, "Tell me what you have done!" Jonathan told him, and said, "I certainly did taste a little honey with the end of the rod that was in my hand; and behold, I must die."
1 Samuel 17:7 The stem of his spear was as long as a cloth-worker's rod, and its head was made of six hundred shekels' weight of iron: and one went before him with his body-cover.
2 Samuel 7:14 I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men;
2 Samuel 21:19 And again there was war with the Philistines at Gob, and Elhanan, the son of Jair the Beth-lehemite, put to death Goliath the Gittite, the stem of whose spear was like a cloth-worker's rod.
2 Samuel 23:7 But anyone touching them has to be armed with iron and the rod of a spear; and they will be burned with fire, every one of them.
2 Samuel 23:21 And he hath smitten the Egyptian man, a man of appearance, and in the hand of the Egyptian 'is' a spear, and he goeth down unto him with a rod, and taketh violently away the spear out of the hand of the Egyptian, and slayeth him with his own spear.
2 Kings 18:21 See, now, you are basing your hope on that broken rod of Egypt, which will go through a man's hand if he makes use of it for a support; for so is Pharaoh, king of Egypt, to all who put their faith in him.
1 Chronicles 11:23 And he made an attack on an Egyptian, a very tall man about five cubits high, armed with a spear like a cloth-worker's rod; he went down to him with a stick, and pulling his spear out of the hand of the Egyptian, put him to death with that same spear.
1 Chronicles 20:5 And again there was war with the Philistines; and Elhanan, the son of Jair, put to death Lahmi, the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the stem of whose spear was like a cloth-worker's rod.
Ezra 9:13 And after all that hath come upon us for our evil works, and for our great guilt (for Thou, O our God, hast kept back of the rod from our iniquities, and hast given to us an escape like this),
Esther 4:11 It is common knowledge among all the king's servants and the people of every part of the kingdom, that if anyone, man or woman, comes to the king in his inner room without being sent for, there is only one law for him, that he is to be put to death; only those to whom the king's rod of gold is stretched out may keep their lives: but I have not been sent for to come before the king these thirty days.
Esther 5:2 And when the king saw Esther the queen waiting in the inner room, looking kindly on her he put out the rod of gold in his hand to her. So Esther came near and put her fingers on the top of the rod.
Esther 8:4 Then the king put out the rod of gold to Esther, and she got up before the king.
Job 9:34 Let him take his rod away from me. Let his terror not make me afraid;
Job 21:9 Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God upon them.
Job 37:13 For a rod, or for a curse, or for mercy, causing it to come on the mark.
Psalms 2:9 You shall break them with a rod of iron. You shall dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel."
Psalms 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Psalms 45:6 Your seat of power, O God, is for ever and ever; the rod of your kingdom is a rod of honour.
Psalms 74:2 Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old; the rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.
Psalms 89:32 then I will punish their sin with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.
Psalms 110:2 Yahweh will send forth the rod of your strength out of Zion. Rule in the midst of your enemies.
Psalms 125:3 For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.
Proverbs 10:13 Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has discernment, but a rod is for the back of him who is void of understanding.
Proverbs 13:24 One who spares the rod hates his son, but one who loves him is careful to discipline him.
Proverbs 14:3 The fool's talk brings a rod to his back, but the lips of the wise protect them.
Proverbs 20:30 By the wounds of the rod evil is taken away, and blows make clean the deepest parts of the body.
Proverbs 22:8 He who sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.
Proverbs 22:15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child: the rod of discipline drives it far from him.
Proverbs 23:13 Don't withhold correction from a child. If you punish him with the rod, he will not die.
Proverbs 23:14 Punish him with the rod, and save his soul from Sheol.
Proverbs 26:3 A whip is for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools!
Proverbs 29:15 The rod of correction gives wisdom, but a child left to himself causes shame to his mother.
Proverbs 31:19 She puts her hands to the cloth-working rod, and her fingers take the wheel.
Isaiah 3:1 For behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the rod and the staff, the whole support of bread, and the whole support of water,
Isaiah 9:4 For the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, you have broken as in the day of Midian.
Isaiah 10:5 Alas Assyrian, the rod of my anger, the staff in whose hand is my indignation!
Isaiah 10:15 Should an axe brag against him who chops with it? Should a saw exalt itself above him who saws with it? As if a rod should lift those who lift it up, or as if a staff should lift up someone who is not wood.
Isaiah 10:20 And it will be in that day that the rest of Israel, and those of Jacob who have come safely through these troubles, will no longer go for help to him whose rod was on their back, but their faith will be in the Lord, the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 10:24 Therefore the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, says "My people who dwell in Zion, don't be afraid of the Assyrian, though he strike you with the rod, and lift up his staff against you, as Egypt did.
Isaiah 10:26 Yahweh of Armies will stir up a scourge against him, as in the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb. His rod will be over the sea, and he will lift it up like he did against Egypt.
Isaiah 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
Isaiah 11:4 but with righteousness he will judge the poor, and decide with equity for the humble of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; and with the breath of his lips he will kill the wicked.
Isaiah 14:5 The stick of the evil-doers, the rod of the rulers, is broken by the Lord;
Isaiah 14:6 He whose rod was on the peoples with an unending wrath, ruling the nations in passion, with an uncontrolled rule.
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