Plagues of Egypt
The Plagues of Egypt are ten disasters inflicted on Egypt by the God of Israel in order to force the Pharaoh to allow the Israelites to depart from slavery. They serve as’signs and marvels’ given by God to answer Pharaoh’s taunt that he does not know Yahweh: ‘The Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD’
About Plagues of Egypt in brief
The Plagues of Egypt are ten disasters inflicted on Egypt by the God of Israel in order to force the Pharaoh to allow the Israelites to depart from slavery. They serve as’signs and marvels’ given by God to answer Pharaoh’s taunt that he does not know Yahweh: \”The Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD\”. : 117Scholars broadly agree that the Exodus is not a historical account. Attempts to find natural explanations for the plagues have been dismissed by biblical scholars on the grounds that their pattern, timing, rapid succession, and above all, control by Moses mark them as supernatural. The fourth plague of Egypt was of creatures capable of harming people and livestock. The Torah emphasizes that the ‘arob only came against the Egyptians and did not affect the Israelite. Pharaoh asked Moses to remove this plague and promised to grant the Israeliting their freedom. However, after the plague was gone, Pharaoh hardened his heart, and he refused to keep his promise. This is what the great LORD says: Let my people go, so that they may worship me.
If you refuse to let them go, I will plague your whole country with frogs. They will cover the face of your country tomorrow. They will devour what little you have left after the hail, including every tree that is growing in your fields. Neither your fathers nor those of all your officials will be able to worship me, neither your wives nor your children, nor your husbands or wives of your officials, nor any of your children. I will bring the worst hailstorm that has ever fallen on Egypt, from the day it was founded till now. It was the worst storm in the land of Egypt since it had become a nation. It was all thunder and hail, and lightning flashed down to all the land. So the LORD rained hail on the land, and the hail fell back and forth; it was a storm that had never been seen before. It will cover your country, and you will see locusts into your houses and those of your fathers, and all of your wives and children.