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Rod it is a term that comes from the language latin and that alludes to a walking stick , a crosier , a branch or a elongated stick . For example: "Go find some wands so we can light the fire", “Surrounded by wolves, the young man took a stick with the intention of chasing them away”, "With the help of a stick, the woman managed to reach the bag".

A wand can be a branch that is extracted from a tree and to which the leaves, flowers and stems are removed. The rods can be used to make a wood fire , make marks on the land or hit tosomeone. They can also be used as support for to move with greater security and firmness.

In the Bible On the other hand, the rod is named as an instrument that allows people to be punished. Wands are also mentioned that are magic elements , as is the case with the wands they possessed Moses and Aaron .

In the Old Testament, Moses carried a rod with which he could perform miracles. God let him know that this instrument it would allow him to carry out prodigious acts, and thus he could fulfill his mission. One such act consisted of transform the rod into a snake , something that Moses demonstrated in front of his people to gain their trust.

Later, he went with Aaron to visit the monarch and reproduced the trick mentioned above, but this time the snake swallowed the wizards' rods . It was with this same piece of wood that Moses turned the water into blood, which attracted a legion of lobsters, and that divided the waters of the Red Sea so that the Israelis could escape from Pharaoh's army. He also used it to draw water from a rock, and so quench the thirst of his people.

As mentioned in a previous paragraph, Aaron also had a rod that played a very important role in the Bible. Like that of Moses, he had the power to perform miracles . It all started when God commanded Moses to take a dry rod of the almond trees of each tribe and place them in the Tabernacle (the itinerant sanctuary created on Mount Sinai for Yavheh); the only one that flourished was Aaron's.

Various officials of antiquity carried a stick as a symbol of the authority . Therefore, added to the biblical tradition, rods are currently associated with orders , the mandates or the punishments : "The governor threatened to use the stick against the wayward mayors", “In this house, I have the stick: I recommend that you listen to me”.

The rod as an instrument of punishment It has been used since time immemorial in various contexts, from educational to military, and this custom is maintained in some parts of the world. For example, it is used to whip criminals as a penalty for certain offenses, but also to discipline students of reformatory schools.

As part of a proper name, Uncle the Wand He is a character of the Spanish humorous program José Mota's time . This is a hero named Eladio Guardiola, born in Alcafrán in 1958. When he was little, his father handed him a stick with the aim of using it to eliminate stupidity from the world, and then Eladio began to to train . Like the rest of the program sections, the plot and the jokes of Uncle the Wand They belong to the absurd.

Vara, finally, was the name of a unit length equivalent to three feet . Because the foot measurement varied according to the region , the rod could measure 0.278635 meters , 0.768 meters or 0.835905 meters , to cite some possibilities.

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