plagues of Egypt

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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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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.
The ten plagues were therefore not merely a succession of events that made life unbearable for the Egyptian population; they were also a demonstration of the Hebrew God's power and supremacy over the local deities.
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.
And so it began: the explanation of the Seder plate, the Four Questions (typically, the youngest person at the table is charged with tone-deaf singing this integral part of the evening, but on this night, the lone tween was too shy; instead we were treated to a woman who actually had a beautiful voice), and the Ten Plagues, detailing Old World woes.
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.
Upon "arrival" visitors make stops in Pharaoh's palace to witness the Ten Plagues, watch Moses demand of Pharaoh: "Let my people go
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.
They also created a mural about the Pharaoh and the Ten Plagues, as part of the project, organised with the county music service.
Only Evelyn seems able to avoid Imhotep's wrath as her beauty reminds him of his lost soul-mate, but even she can't escape the ten plagues that he unleashes on the hapless fools who set him free.