A-Z: Common sayings from the Bible: Aaron's rod


A miraculous event serving as a warning or acting as a sign of someone's significance. D.H. Lawrence's novel of this title (1922) gives his hero's flute (his 'rod') a symbolic significance.


The reference usually is to 'Aaron's rod that budded', Numbers 17:10 and Hebrews 9:4- The miracle was to show that Aaron was God's chosen leader. It was placed in the ark of the covenant as a warning to would-be rebels against God's appointed leaders.

Bible References

Hebrews 9:4
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