|Overview - Exodus 9|
|1||The murrain of beasts.|
|8||The plague of boils and blains.|
|13||The message of Moses about the hail.|
|22||The plague of hail.|
|27||Pharaoh sues to Moses, but yet is hardened.|
Exodus 9:8 (King James Version)
And the LORD said unto Moses and unto Aaron, Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh.
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- This was a significant command; not only referring to the fiery furnace, which was a type of the slavery of the Israelites, but to a cruel rite common among the Egyptians. They had several cities styled Typhonian, in which at particular seasons they sacrificed men, who were burnt alive; and the ashes of the victim were scattered upwards in the air, with the view, probably, that where any atom of dust was carried, a blessing was entailed. The like, therefore, was done by Moses, though with a different intention, and more certain effect
- See Bryant, pp. 93-106.