Plagues of Egypt

The Quran states that God decreed punishments over him and his people. These punishments came in the form of floods that demolished their dwellings, swarms of locust that destroyed the crops, pestilence of lice that made their life miserable, toads that croaked and sprang everywhere, and the turning of all drinking water into blood. Each time the Pharaoh was subjected to humiliation, his defiance became greater. The Quran mentions that God instructed Moses to travel at night with the Israelites, and warned them that they would be pursued.

In Islam there are five plagues i.e. floods, locusts, lice, toads and turning of drinking water in to blood, while in Bible there are ten plagues i.e. water in to blood, frogs, lice, wild animals, diseased livestock boils, storms of fire, locusts, darkness and death of firstborn.

Date Landscape Notes Reference
c. 1350 BCE Water turning into blood, scene from 1959 movie "Ten Commandments" Moses and Aaron on the right, and courtesans on the left. Quran
c. 1350 BCE The second plague of Egypt was frogs. God commanded Moses to tell Aaron to stretch the staff over the water, and hordes of frogs came and overran Egypt. Quran
c. 1350 BCE The third plague of Egypt was lice. Quran
c. 1350 BCE The fourth plague of Egypt was swarms of flies. Bible
c. 1350 BCE Fifth plague of Egypt was diseased livestock, from Dore's English Bible Bible
c. 1350 BCE The sixth plague of Egypt was a kind of skin disease, usually translated to English as "boils". Bible
c. 1350 BCE Floods (hail and fire storm), The Seventh Plague, John Martin, 1823 Quran
c. 1350 BCE Locusts was the the eighth plague of Egypt Quran
c. 1350 BCE Darkness was the the ninth plague of Egypt Bible
c. 1350 BCE Death of the firstborn was the the tenth and the final plague of Egypt Bible
Latest Update: February 17, 2015