* the rod of Aaron.
This fact was so unquestionably miraculous, that no doubt
could remain on the minds of the people, or the envious
chiefs, of the divine appointment of Aaron: and as there were
buds, blossoms, and fruit on the rod at the same time, which
was never the case with branches in the natural and ordinary
course, this evidently proved the miracle, and took away all
suspicion of the fraud which has been impiously suggested,
that Moses had taken away Aaron's rod in the night time, and
put a living branch of an almond tree in the room of it. A
sceptre or staff of office resuming its vegetative life, was
considered an absolute impossibility among the ancients; and
as they were accustomed to swear by their sceptres, this
circumstance was added to confirm the oath.
5 Ge 40:10 Ps 110:2 132:17,18 So 2:3 Isa 4:2 Eze 17:24
Eze 19:12,14 Joh 15:1-6