In the Book of Exodus, we learn a lot about Egypt in ancient times.
It's impressive what Moses could do with his Staff. But what is also impressive, is what the Egyptian mages could do with theirs.
The Egyptians were able to match Moses' miracles in most cases! They could even summon serpents with their staves. A staff is like a wand.
If anyone knows anything about this Ancient Egyptian magic, please PM me. I'm dying to learn this stuff.