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  The Objective of the Ten Plagues 

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Posted by: Rabbi Elazar Meisels 1/23/2007 9:55 PM

“…And I shall multiply My signs and My wonders in the land of Egypt.” 7:3

The plagues served a purpose greater than just to punish Egypt. As the epicenter of culture, idolatry, and philosophy in the ancient world, Egypt was the ideal location for G-d to demonstrate His power and dominion over the universe. Each of the plagues was uniquely designed to demonstrate a specific facet of G-d’s control over nature. It is to symbolize their dual purpose that the plagues are referred to in the Torah not only as plagues, but also as signs and wonders.

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