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Abstract:
The historical accuracy of Exodus is not essential to an appreciation of it; scholarship regarding the historicity of the Exodus story in general and the ten plagues specifically; contemporary significance of the metaphor of the plagues.
Notes:
Presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #128, Louhelen Bahá'í School, Michigan (2014). Mirrored with permission from irfancolloquia.org/128/borovicka_exodus.

The Ten Plagues of the Exodus in Light of the Bahá'í Writings

by JoAnn M. Borovicka

published in Lights of Irfan, 16, pages 9-26
Wilmette: Haj Mehdi Armand Colloquium, 2015
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate that the historical accuracy of the Exodus story is not essential to a Bahá’í appreciation of that scripture. To this end, it will review the story of the Exodus, look at a sample of scholarship regarding the historicity of the Exodus in general and the ten plagues specifically, examine a selection of Bahá’í teachings regarding ancient scripture, and explore possibilities on the contemporary significance of the story of the ten plagues in light of the Bahá’í Writings.
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