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September 18, 2022

Illustrated Bible Life

The Plagues and Their Egyptian Religious Context

God's "mighty acts of judgment" and "signs and wonders" (Exodus 7:3) are clearly displayed in the series of plagues that befell Egypt before Pharaoh allowed the Israelites to leave. These were completely unexpected and otherwise impossible events apart from the "outstretched arm" of God (6:6). What was the significance of these peculiar acts, and how might they have challenged the religious understanding of the Egyptians? Find out in this week's article.

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