Hi CAF Folks,
Do people really think that staffs help with walking? I haven’t really experienced any help from walking sticks. However, I’ve been told that those lightweight collapsing aluminum stick really help with hiking on uneven surfaces. I haven’t tested those things out, though.
I’m referring in particular to the Lord’s instruction to the Israelites to eat with staff in hand and their loins girt.
Something that occurred to me was that staffs might be a good, simple way to arm the people, so they would stand a better chance against the Egyptians in a fight. I don’t think this is explicitly mentioned anywhere, though, although I do recall that the Israelites fought at least one battle before they reached Canaan. Where they got the arms to fight that battle, I don’t know – does anyone?