How could the Ten Plagues described in Exodus 7-12 happen? , Whats the evidence
The sudden appearance of red-hued waters in the Nile could have been caused by a red algae bloom, Which appears when certain conditions enable a type of microscopic algae to reproduce in such great numbers that the waters they live in appear to be stained a bloody red.
in May 2010 in Greece, Thousands of frogs emerged from a lake in the northern part of the country, Likely in search of food, And disrupted traffic for days, CBS News reported. So, This can be natural and happen in Egypt
If a toxic algal bloom led to the first plague, And a pile of dead frogs followed, It's not surprising that a swarm of insects of some sort would have followed. That's because frogs typically eat insects; without them, The fly population could have exploded, Stephan Pflugmacher, A climatologist Leibniz Institute for Water Ecology and Inland Fisheries in Berlin, Said in a television special about the plagues that aired on the National Geographic Channel in 2010. Interestingly, Both body lice and fleas can theoretically transmit the bacteria Yersinia pestis, Which causes bubonic plague
4. Wild Beasts
Bites from these flies could have led to the boils that occurred later on in the story,
5. Dead Livestock
This biblical scourge is reminiscent of a real plague known as rinderpest, An infectious and lethal viral disease that decimated populations of cattle and other ruminants across Africa and Europe from the 18th through the late 19th centuries.
Rinderpest was caused by a virus in the same family as canine distemper and measles; infected animals developed a high fever, Diarrhea and ulcers in their mouths and noses, According to a manual diagnosing rinderpest, Produced by the Food and Agriculture Association of the United Nations.
Smallpox is thought to have affected communities in Egypt at least 3, 000 years ago, Based on evidence of smallpox scars found on several mummies dating back to that period " including the mummy of Pharaoh Ramses V, According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
8. Fiery hail
A nearby volcanic eruption about 3, 500 years ago on Santorini, An island north of Crete in the Aegean Sea, May explain this plague, As well as others. It's possible that the volcanic ash mixed with thunderstorms above Egypt, Leading to a dramatic hailstorm, Nadine von Blohm, From the Institute for Atmospheric Physics in Germany, Told the Telegraph.
The volcanic eruption on Santorini may have created favorable conditions for the locusts, Said Siro Trevisanato, A Canadian molecular biologist and author of "The Plagues of Egypt: Archaeology, History and Science Look at the Bible" (Gorgias Press, 2005).
The volcano caused darkness in the half of Egypt, But the Israelites didn't have to worry