Bible, Language, Symbolism, Imagery, Book of Mormon, Books, 1 Nephi, Tree of Life
The rod or staff, as well as the sword, symbolize power and the word of God.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Tvedtnes, John A.
"Rod and Sword as the Word of God,"
Journal of Book of Mormon Studies: Vol. 5
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jbms/vol5/iss2/6