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Why does the Torah write that Aharon's staff swallowed those of magicians and not that the snake swallowed them?

1.

Rashi: Because it was only after the snakes turned back into staffs that Aharon's staff swallowed theirs. 1

2.

Seforno: In fact, it was Aharon's snake 2 (which was alive) that swallowed those of the magicians (which were lifeless) - to demonstrate that it is only Hashem who is capable of providing life. 3


1

Hadar Zekenim: This was an additional miracle. Also, it did not become thicker after swallowing them. Pharaoh feared, what if it will swallow me and my throne?!

2

Presumably, the Pasuk refers to the staff of Aharon, because strictly speaking, it was not the snake that belonged to Aharon but the staff (turned snake).

3

And changing nature (Refer to 7:17:1:1).

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