Q: #465. How many times did God use the rod of Moses, and the rod of Aaron?
By: Steve Shirley
A: I found 8 times that God used the rod of Moses, and 6 times that He used the rod of Aaron. Below is a chart showing each time that God supernaturally used their rods.
|The rod of Moses||The rod of Aaron|
|(Ex 4:2-4) - Turned his rod into a snake||(Ex 4:30) - Turned his rod into a snake|
|(Ex 9:22-23) - Used his rod to bring the 7th plague of hail||(Ex 7:10-12) - Turned his rod into a snake|
|(Ex 10:12-13) - Used his rod to bring the 8th plague of locusts||(Ex 7:19-21) - Used his rod to turn the water of the Nile to blood (1st plague)|
|(Ex 10:21-22) - Likely (doesn't say "rod") used his rod to bring the 9th plague of darkness||(Ex 8:5-7) - Used his rod to bring the 2nd plague of frogs|
|(Ex 14:16,21) - Used his rod to part the Red Sea, (Ex 14:26-27), and close it||(Ex 8:16-17) - Used his rod to bring the 3rd plague of lice|
|(Ex 17:5-7) - Used his rod to bring water from the rock in Horeb||(Num 17:8) - Caused his rod to bud with almonds ***|
|(Ex 17:8-15) - Used his rod to help the Israelites win the war against the Amalelites|
|(Num 20:8-13) - Used his rod to bring water from the rock in Kadesh|
*** Aaron's rod which budded was placed in the Ark of the Covenant (Heb 9:4)(Num 17:10).
Aside from the rods of Moses and Aaron, I could only find one more instance in the Bible where a rod (staff) was supernaturally used, and that was the staff of the Angel of the Lord (likely Jesus) (Judg 6:21).