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Title: Moses and Aaron Appear before Pharaoh



Medium: Woodcut

Copyright: Public Domain


Moses and Aaron come to Pharaoh with the demand to let the Jewish people go. Pharaoh refuses, and Moses shows him his power. He transforms his staff into a serpent, the Pharaoh isn't impressed since that was a very common magic trick at the time. Even his own high priests are able to duplicate the miracle, but both snakes are consumed by Moses' staff to show the superiority of God's power over the high priests.