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Comparison of Egyptian and Australian plagues

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Its not an exact, one-on-one comparison, but the similarities are thought-provoking. The only plague from Egypt that I couldn’t find a recent match for in Australia over the last 6 months is the plague of lice or gnats. To find a similar plague I had to go back to 2018 when there was a flea infestation as a result of a hotter than usual Summer. The Summer we’ve just finished was hotter than the one in 2018. 

Water to Blood: Ex. 7:14–24

This is a pic from Mallacoota, Victoria, during the height of last Summer’s bushfires. The people of the town evacuated to the beach and the flames were so intense that when reflected in the waters of the ocean, the oceans took on the same colour as blood. 

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https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/dec/31/mallacoota-fire-mayhem-armageddon-bushfires-rage-victoria-east-gippsland

 

Frogs: Ex. 7:25–8:15

Hitchhiking cane toads highlight 'disturbingly regular' occurrence in northern NSW

https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2020-02-14/hitchhiking-cane-toads-highlight-regular-occurrence-in-north-nsw/11965066

 

Lice or gnats: Ex. 8:16-19.

Heatwaves and fleas go together to make summer a nuisance for humans and pets

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-01/fleas-and-heatwaves-go-together/9373500

 

Pestilence of livestock: Ex. 9:1–7

Silence of the lambs: NSW farmer to shoot starving flock because he can’t afford to feed them

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/technology/science/silence-of-the-lambs-nsw-farmer-to-shoot-starving-flock-because-he-cant-afford-to-feed-them/news-story/73cb7f3e90525214ae89cab3b613d856

 

Boils: Ex. 9:8–12

Charting the COVID-19 spread in Australia

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-17/coronavirus-cases-data-reveals-how-covid-19-spreads-in-australia/12060704

 

Thunderstorm of hail and fire: Ex. 9:13–35.

Hail storm sweeps through Canberra, damaging countless cars and smashing windows

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-20/hail-storm-in-canberra-damages-cars-smashes-windows/11882472

Interestingly, the hail storms happened while the bushfires were still unprecedented amounts of damage

 

1.8 8. Locusts: Ex. 10:1–20

Report dated 20 March from the federal Department of Agriculture about the current locust plague

https://www.agriculture.gov.au/pests-diseases-weeds/locusts/current

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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