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Exodus 4:2 And the LORD said to him, "What is that in your hand?" And he said, "A staff."

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      2. the Lord said, . . . What is that in thine hand?--The question was put not to elicit information which God required, but to draw the particular attention of Moses.
      A rod--probably the shepherd's crook--among the Arabs, a long staff, with a curved head, varying from three to six feet in length.

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Where In Scripture Does It Talk About Moses's staff Turning Into A Serpent, And His Leprous Hand Was Restored?

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Brief Summary: The LORD gives signs to Moses, Aaron is chosen as a spokesman, The Children of Israel are the LORD's firstborn and must be released to serve Him, Zipporah circumcises his son, Moses and Aaron lead in worship.

Outline
1 Moses' rod is turned into a serpent
6 His hand becomes leprous
10 He is loath to be sent
14 Aaron is appointed to assist him
18 Moses departs from Jethro
21 God's message to Pharaoh
24 Zipporah circumcises her son
27 Aaron is sent to meet Moses
31 The people believe them

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Ancient Customs
Rod
bosom
leprous as snow
slow of speech
slow tongue
the inn
circumcision
bowed their heads
worshipped
 

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Ancient Topics
rod of God

Ancient People
God, Moses, Aaron, Jethro, Zipporah, elders

Geography
Midian
Egypt

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The Exodus of the Hebrews

Mount Horeb

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Exodus Resources

Moses and the Exodus
The Giving of the Law
The Tabernacle
The Wilderness Wanderings