How Many Plagues Were There Really in Egypt?

The answer depends on how one punctuates the Bible’s Passover story.

The Death of the First Born from the Rylands Haggadah, created in Catalonia, Spain sometime around 1330.

The Death of the First Born from the Rylands Haggadah, created in Catalonia, Spain sometime around 1330.

Observation
April 20 2016
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