plagues

plagues

Infectious diseases occurring naturally or in punishment for sin, and other calamities sent by God. In (Gen 12:17), God strikes Pharaoh “with great plagues” because of Abram’s wife. This foreshadows later punishments inflicted on Pharaoh and his country at the time of Moses (Exod 7-12). In the Pentateuch, plague terms often describe punishment for Israel (Exod 5:3; Exod 30:12; Lev 26:25; Num 8:19; Num 14:12; Num 14:37; Num 25:8-9; Num 18-19:8; Deut 28:21; Deut 32:24; Exod 12:13). Later, Jeremiah and Ezekiel also threaten pestilence, sword, and famine as a threefold divine punishment.

Gen 12:17

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Exod 7-12

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Exod 5:3

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Exod 30:12

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Lev 26:25

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Num 8:19

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Num 14:12

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Num 14:37

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Num 25:8-9

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Num 18-19:8

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Deut 28:21

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Deut 32:24

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Exod 12:13

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