violent ulcerous inflammations, the sixth plague of Egypt, ( Exodus 9:9 Exodus 9:10 ) and hence called in ( deuteronomy 28:27 deuteronomy 28:35 ) "the botch of Egypt." It seems to have been the black leprosy, a fearful kind of elephantiasis. [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Blains'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".