I always chuckled that someday God would show man when Man’s heart is humble enough, that the cure for cancer has been right in front of him - like from poison ivy - i.e., confounding the ‘wise’. Snake venom is a better example of that.
Maybe He was eluding to it when He had Moses lift up the image of the snake as a method of healing.
2 Kings 18:4 NIV
Hezekiah Destroys Idolatry in Judah
3 And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father David had done.
4 He removed the high places, shattered the sacred pillars, and cut down the Asherah poles. He also demolished the bronze serpent called Nehushtan that Moses had made, for up to that time the Israelites had burned incense to it.
5 Hezekiah trusted in the LORD, the God of Israel. No king of Judah was like him, either before him or after him.
Well said! I had similar thoughts.
Yep, and the Caduceus is used as the symbol of medicine today. Lots of Army medics have one tattooed on their arm.