An offshoot from the trunk of a tree, Genesis 30:37 Isaiah 11:1 Ezekiel 37:15-22. It also denotes a staff, used by one walking, Isaiah 3:1 Ezekiel 29:6; by a diviner, Hosea 4:12; by a surveyor, Psalms 74:2; by a shepherd, Leviticus 27:32 Zechariah 11:10-14; as an instrument of correction, Proverbs 23:13 29:15; as a sceptre, Esther 8:4 Isaiah 14:5; and as a symbol of power, Psalms 2:9, support and direction, Psalms 23:4.
These dictionary topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859. Public Domain, copy freely.
Rand, W. W. "Entry for 'ROD'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".