Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Biblical plagues really happened say scientists

Interesting article, just in time for our yearly Easter Present from the National Geographical Channel.

Biblical plagues really happened say scientists

"The Biblical plagues that devastated Ancient Egypt in the Old Testament were the result of global warming and a volcanic eruption, scientists have claimed...The cause of the final plague, the death of the first borns of Egypt, has been suggested as being caused by a fungus that may have poisoned the grain supplies, of which male first born would have had first pickings and so been first to fall victim."
I guess either the Israelites didn't eat grain, or were cured by putting lamb blood on their doors.

"But Dr Robert Miller, associate professor of the Old Testament, from the Catholic University of America, said: "I'm reluctant to come up with natural causes for all of the plagues.

The problem with the naturalistic explanations, is that they lose the whole point.

"And the whole point was that you didn't come out of Egypt by natural causes, you came out by the hand of God."

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