occurs only in connection with the sixth plague of Egypt ( Exodus 9:9 Exodus 9:10 ). In Deuteronomy 28:27 Deuteronomy 28:35 , it is called "the botch of Egypt." It seems to have been the fearful disease of black leprosy, a kind of elephantiasis, producing burning ulcers.
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Blains". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".