If God really devastated Egypt with the 10 plagues, Egypt would have been utterly destroyed, barely able to sustain itself.
The Truth Is
National Geographic Society has a presentation on Ancient Egypt. It confirms that Egypt was in its Zenith at the time of the alleged Exodus.Because it rather lengthy, we’ll highlight the important parts here. Sentences that are italicized were taken from the presentation.
“Egyptians wrote extensively, in their distinctive hieroglyphs, and practiced detailed art that depicted many scenes of Egyptian life.”
(Wrote extensively… means we know what happened back then)
(“Detailed art … many scenes of Egyptian life” yet none depicts any of the 10 plagues)
“Because they left such a rich legacy, the Egyptians are more familiar to us than perhaps any other ancient civilization.”
(This is real stuff – etched in stone and tomb drawings)
“Throughout its history, ancient Egypt was dependent on the waters of the Nile to make life possible.”
(These would be the waters that turned to blood…)
“Amosis drove out foreigh rulers and established the 18th dynasty at the dawn of the New Kingdom (1593-1075 B.C.). The kings of this era, including legendary rulers like the Ramessida Kings, reestablished Egypt’s great power and wealth. The new kingdom represented Egypt at the height of its power, when Pharaohs reigned from Syria to Sudan. “
(The kings of this era… reestablished Egypt’s great power. The new kingdom represented Egypt at the height of its power.” Now how could Egypt be at the height of its power after the events of the Exodus?)
“Wealth flowed from the Nile and precious metals emerged from the gold mines of Nubia to help build enduring monuments to the mighty pharaohs of the age.”
(“Wealth flowed….Well, the loss of 1/3 of the population, all their crops, all their cattle, the water of the Nile, all their slaves, lice, boils, locusts, etc… didn’t stop them at all. Amazing.
Here is more evidence that Egypt was not the victim of 10 plagues. Nor did it lose 1/3 of it’s population to walk-out, pass-over, hail or boils. It was at the height of its powers, the 18th dynasty at the time of the biblical Exodus.