The third plague of lice may correspond to the Egyptian god Seb or Geb, the god of earth from which all things come, including lice.
Professor Meyer said: “The fourth plague of flies showed the power of YHWH over Hatchit, the goddess of the marshes.
“The fifth plague of pestilence upon animals like cows was directed at one of the most powerful gods of Egypt: Apis, the bull god of strength and victory in war.
“The sixth plague, the plague of boils, was directed against Sakhmet, the goddess with the power to stop epidemics.
“The seventh plague of hail targeted Nut, the sky goddess, and Osiris, the god of crops.