The Staff

The Midrashim related to the מטה, the staff of Moshe, are quite fascinating.

It is told that Adam was given this staff that had the names of the Ten Plagues written on it.

Later it was taken by Nimrod and eventually reached Eisav. He used the מטה to help him with his hunting skills.

Somehow, this magical staff reached the hands of Yitro. The Meam Loez says that Yitro placed the staff in a rock where it became entrenched. Yitro announced that the man who was able to pull the staff out of the stone would be allowed to marry his daughter, Tzippora.

Moshe did this effortlessly. He married Tzippora and used the staff to redeem the Children of Israel!