The ten Plagues sent by God to encourage the Pharoah to let the Israelites go free from the slavery of the Egyptians.

God sent Moses to The Pharaoh to ask him to free the Israelites from their enforced slavery under the hands of the Egyptians.  When Pharaoh refused, God sent ten plagues to terrorise the Egyptian people and encourage the Pharaoh to allow the Jewish people to leave the tyranny they were being forced to endure. The ten plagues were, their fresh water supply turning to blood, then an infestation of frogs, lice, and flies, followed by their livestock dying, boils and blisters appearing on people’s skin, a storm of hail stones, a swarm of locusts, then complete darkness all over the land and lastly the killing of every first-born Egyptian child.

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The Jewish families of today celebrate their escape from Egyptian slavery every spring with the Passover Festival.  This is a very important occasion, and a significant part of these celebrations is when families sit down together and eat traditional foods from Seder Plates.  The Passover is called this because it signifies when the Angel of Death Passed over the homes of the Israelites, (who had daubed the sign of a cross on their doors with lamb’s blood) and killed every first-born child of the Egyptian people during the final plague.

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Even the Pharoah’s own child was not spared, and he was so distraught that he agreed to free the Israelites, who then escaped across the River Jordan.

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