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Bible Insights

This column features insights and ideas from contributor's individual Bible study to continue to shed new light on familiar (or not so familiar) Bible stories, history, and scholarship. We also hope it will inspire readers to dig deeper into their study of the Bible and Christian Science–and to offer their insights and discoveries for publication.

God doesn’t do magic tricks!

From the December 2011 issue of The Christian Science Journal


There is a story in Exodus where God asks Moses to throw his staff on the ground (see 4:3 ). It becomes a serpent, and God instructs Moses to pick it up by the tail—at which point it turns back into a staff.