|Nile Turned to Blood||Exodus 7: 14-25||Khnum: guardian of the Nile||Hapi: spirit of the Nile||Osiris: giver of life (river was his blood steam)|
|Frogs||Exodus 8: 1-15||Heqt: god of resurrection (form of frog)||Hapi: frog goddess of Egypt|
|Gnats (Lice) from dust||Exodus 8: 16-19||Seb: Earth god of Egypt||Kheper: god of beetles an flies|
|Flies||Exodus 8: 20-32||Uatchit: fly god of Egypt||Kheper: god of beetles an flies|
|Plague on Cattle||Exodus 9: 1-7||Hathor: mother goddess (form of cow)||Apis: bull of Ptah, symbol of fertility||Mnevis: sacred bull of Heliopolis||Amon: god associated with bulls|
|Boils||Exodus 9: 8-12||Imhotep: god of medicine||Sekhmet: goddess of epidemics||Serapis: god of healing|
|Hail||Exodus 9: 13-35||Nut: sky goddess||Isis: goddess of life||Seth: protector of crops||Shu: god of the atmosphere|
|Locusts||Exodus 10: 1-20||Serapia: protector from locusts||Isis: goddess of life||Seth: protector of crops|
|Darkness||Exodus 10: 21-29||Re, Aten, Atum, Horas: All sun deities||Thoth: god of the moon|
|Death of the Firstborn||Exodus 11: 1- 12-32||The deity of Pharaoh||Osiris: giver of life|
Everyone remembers the stories of the plagues of Egypt from Exodus. My first encounter was cartoon pictures on the wall of a Sunday school classroom! For the longest time I saw this part of the bible as God trying to open the eyes of Pharaoh. After some thought and a very enlightening bible study I saw God in a whole new light. The plagues served so many purposes. They showed the Israelites the power of the God they were about to follow out of Egypt. God showed Moses His power and instilled a faith in Moses that would last 40 years in the wilderness. God showed the Egyptians that the Israelites were sacred (set apart) to their God. My favorite and the reason for this post is God’s defiance of the gods of the Egyptians. They had faith that the gods they served and worshipped controlled their existence. I picture God with a little smile as he picked at the false gods of the Egyptians.
Continue on to the next 10 posts as we look into each of the plagues one by one and how each belief of the and the attachment to their gods were put on full display as futile, and how God’s Glory out shined them all.