Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Were The Ten Plagues of Egypt Associated With The Santorini Eruption?

The huge volcanic eruption that destroyed the Aegean island of Santorini/Thera in 1627 B.C. caused the mega-tsunami that devastated much of the eastern Mediterranean coastal life, including the Minoans. Though different dates have been offered, this is the most reliable date because of tree-ring dating. Tree-ring data has shown that a large event interfering with normal tree growth in North America occurred during 1629–1628 (±65 years) BCE.

Some had linked the biblical ten plagues of Egypt to this historical event; however, the ten plagues event occurred during the reign of Pharaoh Rameses the Second, who ruled between 1279BC and 1213BC.

We need to remember that the Old Testament wasn’t recorded until most of the events described were past historical events that were largely oral history passed on from generation to generation.