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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Did God kill all the Egyptian cattle in the fifth plague?

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes indicate a Bible contradiction:

Yes, they were all killed.

In the fifth plague of Egypt (the plague of cattle) “all the cattle of Egypt died.”

behold, the hand of the Lord will come with a very severe plague on your livestock which are in the field, on the horses, on the donkeys, on the camels, on the herds, and on the flocks. 4 But the Lord will make a distinction between the livestock of Israel and the livestock of Egypt, so that nothing will die of all that belongs to the sons of Israel.”’” 5 And the Lord set a definite time, saying, “Tomorrow the Lord will do this thing in the land.” 6 So the Lord did this thing on the next day, and all the livestock of Egypt died; but not one of the livestock of the sons of Israel died.” (Exodus 9:3-6)

No he saved some to kill later.

More Egyptian cattle were killed in the seventh plague (hail).

So now, send word, bring your livestock and whatever you have in the field to safety. Every person and animal that is found in the field and is not brought home, when the hail comes down on them, will die.”’”” (Exodus 9:19)

And God killed “all the firstborn of cattle” in the tenth plague.

Now it came about at midnight that the Lord struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of cattle.” (Exodus 12:29)

(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)


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