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The Ten Plagues EXPLAINED.


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#1    Diebytheflyguy

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Posted 12 March 2004 - 10:10 PM

*I'm not sure if this was a topic before.

The Plagues (10) included...
(1)The River of Blood
(2)The Frogs
(3)The Lice
(4)The Flies
(5)The Murrain of Cattle (disease)
(6)The Boils and Blains
(7)The Hail
(8)The Locusts
(9)The Darkness
(10)The Death of the Firstborn

During the time of "Moses," there supposedly were ten plagues brought on the Pharaoh. These were used to intimidate, and were used to "persuede," the Pharaoh to let Moses' people free. "The Egyptians would not have the expertise to study such a phenomenon," so there is a good possibility for these to be natural occurences.

[B]The River of Blood
- can be explained in two ways. #1 One is that scientests have proven there to be a volcanic erruption during the campaign of moses. The would have caused the river (or sea) to heat up and kill the fish. These dead fish would soon bleed because of the heat and turn the water blood red. #2 "It is possible that a freshwater dinoflagellate had flourished in the waters of the Nile, causing a mass infection of the fish which would cause the waters to turn red with the blood and undrinkable with the toxins." #2 has occured in both Hong Kong (1998) and North Carolina (1997)

The Frogs - can be explained, and is related to number one. The heat in the water, and the unsuitable conditions would force the land/water frogs to emerge onto land. Here they would re-populate and cause a large amount of frogs to take over Egypt. "If a species of Cane Toad such as the Bufo marinus had been an inhabitant of the Nile, this could explain why such a large number of them were said to have plagued the land. A female Bufo is able to lay between 8,000 and 35,000 eggs at a time and the eggs can hatch within 24 hours. Another 3 weeks and, given the right temperatures and food, the tadpoles are able to metamorphose into toads that take to the land in a large quantity and thus seek for light and heat sources in order to find their primary food source that are insects. This would explain why the Egyptians found large quantities of them within their homes and ovens."

The Lice & The Flies - both plagues #3 & 4 can be grouped together because they are related by term - INSECT- Due to the large masses of now dead frogs on land, insects would gather to feed on the corpses. Being on land (frogs) they would be close to the Egyptians, which inturn would affect them grealty.

The Murrain of Cattle (disease) - can be explained by the outburst of insects. They would feed on the dead fish, and the frogs on the land. With the contaminated algae in their bodies, the insects would soon be infected. These insects would soon turn to animals and livestock infecting them also. Thus creating an epidemic among the animals and livestock alike.

The Boils and Blains - with all the disease among the animals livestock, and animals the boils would be contributed by this. The flies and insects which carried the disease, would bring them to humans when contaminating their food, water, or actually biting the Egyptians themselves.

The Hail - a simple natural occurence. Like we have hail storms today, this occured at the time of Moses. The weather is not a factor here because there are modern day hail storms in similar weather in the Middle East.

The Locusts - this could be the cause of the many frogs, which possible could have made the prey, the locusts turn inland away from the frogs. More likely however these locusts would have JUST swarmed like they do presently.

The Darkness - simple explinations. One would be the frequent blinding sandstorms that occur frequently in the region. Another is a (total) solar eclipise just as they occur today.

The Death of the Firstborn - "thought it must be the culmination of the sequence of events which involved the previous nine plagues. Evidence from modern epidemics provided the vital clue: mycotoxins carried by the spores of moulds which grow in dark damp conditions. This could conclude that droppings from the locusts of the eighth plague, contaminated grain which was stored in damp cellars during the ninth plague. Mycotoxins cause disease in animals and humans. It is the firstborn who die, because the eldest sons are sent to get the grain, and they get bigger rations."

*From resources on a www.google.com search of The Ten Plagues and  Scientific Explanations For The Ten Plagues


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Posted 12 March 2004 - 10:16 PM

Interesting, Veeery Interesting wink2.gif  


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Posted 12 March 2004 - 11:47 PM

huge very well done thumbsup.gif  


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Posted 13 March 2004 - 12:09 AM

QUOTE (Diebytheflyguy @ Mar 12 2004, 05:10 PM)

The River of Blood- can be explained in two ways. #1 One is that scientests have proven there to be a volcanic erruption during the campaign of moses. The would have caused the river (or sea) to heat up and kill the fish. These dead fish would soon bleed because of the heat and turn the water blood red. #2 "It is possible that a freshwater dinoflagellate had flourished in the waters of the Nile, causing a mass infection of the fish which would cause the waters to turn red with the blood and undrinkable with the toxins." #2 has occured in both Hong Kong (1998) and North Carolina (1997)


You have a problem right at the begining.
This does not explain why ALL the water turned to blood. Even the water in buckets
and jars.


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Posted 13 March 2004 - 01:23 AM

the 10 plagues are certainly possible, although one would have to say that they have most likely been blown way out of proportion.


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Posted 13 March 2004 - 01:52 AM

Yes.. just like anything else in legends. I think everything in the bible may be based on true story.


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Posted 13 March 2004 - 01:56 AM

Oh.. and we also have two points of view.

fact: a biblical account is physicaly impossible
atheists: the bible is so ridiculous
believers: wow... it is physicaly impossible.. must be a miracle

fact: a biblical account is physicaly possible
atheists: see? It can be explained by science, no God necessary
believers: that make sense now, the thing really happened!

So... there is no need to debate over this thread, OK?  wink2.gif  


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Posted 13 March 2004 - 02:59 AM

Just because it could be explained by natural occurances does not mean God didn't cause it...

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Posted 13 March 2004 - 03:02 AM

OK.. don't start grin2.gif

Edited by PsychicPenguin, 13 March 2004 - 03:03 AM.


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Posted 13 March 2004 - 03:44 AM

QUOTE (Kellalor @ Mar 13 2004, 02:59 AM)
Just because it could be explained by natural occurances does not mean God didn't cause it...

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But here's the thing...  There are/were *many* gods/goddesses..esesess.. *smacks her tongue* that have legends/books/stories/songs(psalms) writen about them... each and every one causeing some miracles or plagues or impossibilities that can also be explained by nature....

Why is one right, others wrong?

And it'll take a deity to make a miracle to make me spell right..  rolleyes.gif

Edited by SilverCougar, 13 March 2004 - 03:47 AM.

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watch videos on angelfish and become one with nature.

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Posted 13 March 2004 - 03:47 AM

Because the bible is true.. it is written in the bible.



This post has been edited by God on Mar 13 2004, 03:50 AM


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Posted 13 March 2004 - 03:52 AM

QUOTE (PsychicPenguin @ Mar 13 2004, 03:47 AM)
Because the bible is true.. it is written in the bible.



This post has been edited by God on Mar 13 2004, 03:50 AM

*shrugs*  Then if that's the case (nice edit name wink2.gif )then all other works are true as well.

Edited by SilverCougar, 13 March 2004 - 03:53 AM.

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Posted 13 March 2004 - 04:01 AM

Yes.. the other works were written by me.. MWAHAHAHA



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Posted 13 March 2004 - 04:10 AM

QUOTE (PsychicPenguin @ Mar 13 2004, 04:01 AM)
Yes.. the other works were written by me.. MWAHAHAHA



This post has been edited by Satan on Mar 13 2004, 04:04 AM

Ya know.. Satan was modeled off of Cernnunus... only to scare those who were happily worshiping the Celtic gods into converting.  Lucifer got a bum wrap by a mistranslation...  He was only the Roman god of the morning star.

Hell.. well that name got taken from Hel, the Norse goddess of the underworld.

Lillith... Babalonian night goddess...

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Posted 13 March 2004 - 04:21 AM

OK.. stop it.. go back to the 10 plagues please grin2.gif





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