Brazen Serpent in the Bible
Made by Moses for the healing of the Israelites
- Numbers 21:9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.
⇒Bible Encyclopedia for BRAZEN SERPENT.
Worshiped by Israelites
- 2 Kings 18:4 He removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan.
⇒See also McClintock and Strong Cyclopedia for Brazen Serpent.
A symbol of Christ
- John 3:14-15 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.