Blains [S]

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.

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Blains". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .


Inflamed skin tumors.

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. And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth with BLAINS upon man, and upon beast, throughout all the land of Egypt. ( Exodus 9:8-9 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

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"Entry for 'Blains'". A King James Dictionary.

Blains [E]

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

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Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Blains'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.


blanz (abha`bu`ah:

only in Exodus 9:9,10): Pustules containing fluid around a boil or inflamed sore. It is an Old English word "bleyen," used sometimes as a synonym for boil. Wyclif (1382) uses the expression "stinkende bleyne" for Job's sores. The Hebrew word is from a root which means that which bubbles up.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BLAINS'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.