Question: Why did God send plagues?

The central message is that God brought the plagues on Egypt in order to free the Israelite slaves,” says Jerusalem-based Rabbi Yonatan Neril. God was teaching the ancient Egyptians a lesson about justice, he says, and when they refused to do the right thing and free the Israelites, they suffered the consequences.

Why did God send down the plagues?

Because Pharaoh refused to set the Israelites free, God decided to punish him, sending ten plagues on to Egypt. These included: The Plague of Blood. The fish in the river died and the Egyptians couldnt drink the foul water.

What was the purpose of Gods plagues?

In that ancient narrative, a plague served two functions: it is divine punishment for injustice, and an assertion of religious power in the battle between Egypts gods and the god of the Hebrews. In the Hebrew Bible texts, Pharaohs refusal to release the slaves is to blame.

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