Article on Moshe’s staff

My latest for The Lehrhaus — how Moshe’s enigmatic staff has been understood over the centuries:

https://www.thelehrhaus.com/scholarship/the-life-and-death-of-moses-staff/

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4 thoughts on “Article on Moshe’s staff

  1. Thanks for this outstanding article, very enjoyable and though-provoking. I was familiar with the midrashic stories around the staff, but had not come across the notion of how these magical interpretations could be seized upon by biblical critics and found it interesting to explore that angle.

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    • Thank you for reading and commenting! The second part of the article, which explored the non-midrashic angle, is the part I hadn’t seen written about before either. I’m glad you found it interesting.

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    • Thanks for commenting. We do not know where it is now, and there is no reason to assume it has survived. People like Graham Phillips who claim they have found the staff have provided no serious evidence. As far as I know, there are no wooden artifacts that have survived from biblical times.

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