The Ten Plagues of Egypt

Abstract

The ten Plagues of Egypt described in the Bible were central to the liberation of the Jewish people from the oppression of the Egyptians. The succession of disasters demoralised the Egyptians and were seen as a victory for Jewish monotheistic beliefs. In this essay, natural explanations for most of the Plagues are proposed and a chronology of events is provided. Could the mythological explanation of these arguably natural phenomena still have a profound influence on the modern world?

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natural causes, plagues, biblical history

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Wotton, R., (2007) “The Ten Plagues of Egypt”, Opticon1826 3.

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Roger Wotton (UCL)

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