plagues of Egypt


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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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The old articles of furniture were in their old places; the Plagues of Egypt, much the dimmer for the fly and smoke plagues of London, were framed and glazed upon the walls.
Secondly: People ashore have indeed some indefinite idea that a whale is an enormous creature of enormous power; but I have ever found that when narrating to them some specific example of this two-fold enormousness, they have significantly complimented me upon my facetiousness; when, I declare upon my soul, I had no more idea of being facetious than Moses, when he wrote the history of the plagues of Egypt.
It couldn't have been easy for the Israelites to see all the plagues of Egypt erupt around them while the Egyptians' hate turned white hot against them (vv.
Among their topics are whether the Ten Commandments in the Medieval schools represented conformity or diversity, loving neighbor before God: the First Commandment in early modern lyric poetry, the Ten Commandments and pastoral care in late-Medieval and Early Modern Europe: an inquiry into expectation and outcomes, Latin mnemonic verses combining the Ten Commandments with the Ten Plagues of Egypt transmitted in late Medieval Bohemia, and man and God: the first three commandments in the Polish Catholic catechisms of the 1560s-1570s.
Amid differing interpretations of the film's story, Jennifer clarified that her character is Mother Earth in Darren's psycho-thriller-horror treatise on the pillage of our planet, replete with biblical references of Cain and Abel, and the plagues of Egypt.
Scott isn't known for his good judgment: his Plagues of Egypt sequence in Exodus: Gods and Kings was so crass and literal-minded it derailed the film all by itself.
Malloy, "An Epidemiologic Analysis of the Ten Plagues of Egypt," Cadaceus 12:1 (1996) pp.
All the kings of the world are invited to participate, as angels unleash the ancient plagues of Egypt on the earth.
In unfortunate irony, Exodus, despite making a clear attempt to play down the mystical elements of the biblical fable--the various plagues of Egypt are presented as environmental disasters rather than divine intervention--comes across more like filmed scripture than do many of the epics of the 1950s and '60s, by virtue of presenting characters that audiences can hardly understand, and with whom they can barely empathize.
The date is also significant for Jews because of the 10 Commandments and 10 plagues of Egypt.
We've known the plagues of Egypt from coffin flies, to flood and fire, and bad government at every level.
This is true ofHandel's oratorio Israel in Egypt which for long stretches sounds as if he was operating on the creative equivalent of of Moses, the ten plagues of Egypt - even one about a plague of lice - the downfall of Pharaoh and the deliverance of the Israelites.