Ex 9:8-10, burning ulcerous eruptions, miraculously caused by the ashes which Moses threw up among the Egyptians. If these ashes came from the brick-kilns where the Hebrews had toiled, the pains which the Egyptians suffered would naturally remind them of those which they had inflicted.
occurs only in connection with the sixth plague of Egypt (Ex 9:9-10). In De 28:27,35, 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.
aba' buoth. The sixth Egyptian plague, which followed after Moses' sprinkling of the furnace ashes toward heaven; "the botch of Egypt" (De 28:27,35), black leprosy, a kind of elephantiasis, producing burning ulcerous pustules on the skin. The magicians, whose scrupulous cleanliness is noticed by Herodotus, could not stand before Moses because of the boils (Ex 9:9-11).