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Ten Plagues of Egypt

 

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Dave Lyman

Why did God perform the Ten Plagues?

The plagues are sent from the God of Israel, as a proof that the "one true God" was far greater than all of the multiple Gods of the Egyptians.

Ex 7:5  “And the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD when I stretch out my hand against Egypt and bring the Israelites out of it." 

Ex. 8:10b  “so that you may know there is no one like the LORD our God.”

Ex. 10:2 “tell your children and grandchildren how I dealt harshly with the Egyptians and how I performed my signs among them, and that you may know that I am the LORD."

Plague #1:

Water into Blood  


Egyptian god attacked: Hapi

The god of the Nile

Plague #2:

Frogs  


Egyptian god attacked: Heka (Heqt or Heket)  The god of fertility

Plague #3:

Lice  


Egyptian god attacked:

Geb

The god of the earth

Plague #4:

Flies  


Egyptian god attacked:

Kheper (or Khepri) pictured with a fly’s head

Plague #5:

Death of Livestock  


Egyptian gods attacked:     

Apis: (Sacred Bull)                             Hathor:

goddess of protection (shown)

Plague #6:

Boils  


Egyptian gods attacked:    Imhotep (physician God)                                            Thoth (Magic and healing)                                             Isis goddess of medicine (shown)

Plague #7:

Hail  


Egyptian god attacked:

Nut

The sky goddess

Plague #8:

Locusts  


Egyptian god attacked:

Seth

The god of crops

Plague #9:

Dark  


Egyptian god attacked:

Ra

The sun god, their chief god

Plague #10:

First Born Killed   


Egyptian god attacked:

Pharaoh

(He was considered a  god and his first born son would become a god after him)

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