COVID-19 PANDEMIC, AND PHARAONIC ERA EPIDEMIC IN THE BIBLE: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSISAuthor: FARINDE, M. Olusegun Category: Volume 2 Number 1 Download
The study of Biblical history and contemporary happenings as it relates to epidemic, is especially appropriate at this point in time when Biblical history seems to be repeating itself. The fact can hardly be disputed, that we live in a world and in a nation where little attention is being paid to the sovereign dealings of God with His created world. It is from this standpoint that this paper appraises the Covid-19 pandemic ravaging the world including the Nigerian nation. This is done from the perspective of biblical pharaonic era epidemic, with a view to examining its implications for societal precautions. We employed a simple descriptive research methodology for this study. This involve the gathering of data from the Bible, texts, journals, newspapers e.t.c. The findings show that, the atmosphere of divine dealings with the nations of the world, is succinctly captive in the outbreak and scourge of the Covid-19 pandemic globally. The paper concludes that, the panorama of Global experience relative to the Covid-19 pandemic and Biblical account is the fulfilment of God’s great pronouncement that all, kingsshallfalldownbeforeHimandallnationsshallserve Him(Psalm72:11).