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plagues of Egypt,

in the Bible, the plagues and other troubles brought on Egypt by God through the hands of Moses, because Pharaoh would not let the people of Israel go out of Egypt. The account, in the Book of Exodus, tells how Pharaoh relented each time until the plague was removed, then hardened his heart; in the end he let the children of Israel go, only to pursue them into the Red Sea. The plagues were 10 in number: plague of blood by which the waters of Egypt were turned to blood; plague of frogs; plague of lice; plague of flies; plague of murrain, by which all the cattle of Egypt and none of the Israelites' cattle were killed; plague of boils; plague of hail; plague of locusts; plague of darkness, by which darkness covered Egypt for three days; plague of the first-born, by which all the first-born of Egypt were killed. By tradition the first Passover was observed the night of the 10th plague. After it the Israelites left Egypt.
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1) While the ten plagues are presented in the Bible as miraculous, upon examination it is seen that the sequence of the plagues can be understood as following an epidemiological pattern, revealing what may be seen as the mechanism behind the miracle.
Malak also told Moses about the ten plagues that will affect Egypt, including the plague of locusts, death of livestock, lice, boils and frogs, the death of all firstborn children and the water in the land turning to blood.
Remember the ten plagues inflicted upon the Egyptians by the Lord to allow the 600,000 Israelite men on foot (plus women and children) to escape from Egypt.
It's a stiff drink, which we never turn down, but we appreciate even more the sweet nod to one of the Ten Plagues.
In the original, Dr Anton Phibes, disfigured in a car crash, seeks revenge on the doctors who failed to save his wife, visiting horrific deaths upon them based on the Ten Plagues that befell Egypt in the Old Testament.
Rabbi Aft, standing in the middle of the room, then read "Haggadah", the story of the Jews' Exodus from Egypt and explained each ritual: the matzo symbolised the unleavened bread that the Jews hurriedly cooked before leaving; the salty water represented their tears when oppressed in Egypt; and the ten drops of wine the suffering of the Egyptians during the ten plagues.
According to a report in The Telegraph, researchers believe they have found evidence of real natural disasters on which the ten plagues of Egypt, which led to Moses freeing the Israelites from slavery in the Book of Exodus in the Bible, were based.
However, what I do know about the holiday is that on Seder night, observant Jews spill ten drops of wine, each representing the ten plagues that befell the Egyptians during their enslavement of Jews.
An example of the different take in the Men's Seder Haggadah is the Ten Plagues, which is transformed into ``The Ten Plagues of Being a Man'' and includes hair loss, prostate cancer, heart disease and answering e-mail.
Thus, he retells the biblical story of the ten plagues in a cynical tone, turning it into a cover story for a tale of adultery.
Included in this story is the recitation of the ten plagues that were visited on Egypt prior to the Exodus of the Jews.