The Ten Plagues
Of blood, frogs, hail, & more.
Every modern application of the story of slavery and liberation necessitates the creation of a new list of "plagues" to be eradicated.
The plague narrative is both an integral part of the exodus story and one of the most difficult parts of this story to understand. Contemporary readings of the exodus therefore struggle to reinterpret the plagues to reflect our current consciousness and/or to expand the list of plagues in order to draw attention to all of the parts of the world that remain in need of liberation.
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