The Testament Of The Bible

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The Bible is a veritable catalog of the majesty and power of our creator, thy God and all of his works. Strictly from a literary standpoint, the Bible is seen as a masterpiece for its sheer diversity of form and content, for artistry, for affective power, and for the way in which no matter how well you think you know it, or how many times you’ve read it, you can always find new meaning in its text. The Bible isn’t just one book, but instead an anthology of 66 different ones written by various authors over the span of approximately fifteen hundred years. The Old Testament, originally written in Hebrew, consists of thirty nine canonical books of scripture prior to the coming of Christ, when God’s people belonged to the nation of Israel. As a religious text, the Bible has found its stories, psalms, phrases, and proverbs seep in to many facets of western and world culture. The book of Exodus is the second book of the Old Testament and within it contains the record of events of Israel’s deliverance from slavery in Egypt. It later gives the Laws that God has given to the Israelites in order to guide them in their relationship with him. For the purposes of this essay, the record of events of Israel’s deliverance, i.e., the ten plagues of Egypt will be focused upon in each a religious, historical, and scientific perspective. The ten biblical plagues of Egypt (Exodus 7-12) were ten disasters sent upon Egypt by God in order to convince Pharaoh to free the Israelite slaves from the

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