Still others are almost surrealistic—blood and darkness—and appear highly improbable.
Many questions have been raised about the plagues on different levels.
This painting, “He turned their waters into blood,” by the 19th-century American folk painter Erastus Salisbury Field (1805–1900), depicts the first of the Biblical plagues inflicted on the Egyptians.
One understanding of the Egyptian plagues explains them as expressions of natural events.
A third way to look at the Biblical plagues is by asking, “why ten?
” Ultimately the plagues served to increase the faith of the surviving Israelites.
Could the panel that will draft the Egyptian constitution possibly discuss such issues?
A second set of meteorological disasters, hailstorms (the seventh of the Biblical plagues) and locusts, may have been followed by a Libyan dust storm—causing darkness.On this count ten could be connected to the ten divine utterances of the creation account of Genesis 1.