The Plague-Words of the Bible

Is there a difference between pestilence and plague?

From the 19th-century French artist Gustave Doré’s The Murrain of Beasts, a woodcut of the fifth plague visited by God upon Egypt. Wikipedia.

From the 19th-century French artist Gustave Doré’s The Murrain of Beasts, a woodcut of the fifth plague visited by God upon Egypt. Wikipedia.

Observation
April 8 2020
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