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We had the 10 plagues, we had the Egyptians drowned in the sea, but what's the bottom-line - was Egypt at Egyptians totally ruined and the end of the story or despite the fact that some died, Egypt continued to exist normally?

This [part of the question] is purely historical/factual.


The afterthoughts for the perplexed: fighting the evil requires total extermination of it and its roots (see the story of Amalek - the war of Yehoshua or Shaul or Haman). So theoretically, fighting Egyptians (if the were The Evil) required the final solution. But on the other hand, if the Keter was exterminated there was no way of the other four Exiles. Puzzling...

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    "The Evil"??? Whatever that's supposed to mean, it's an explicit pasuk that they're not it! sefaria.org/Deuteronomy.23.8 – Heshy Apr 22 at 11:46
  • Saul and David did not, to my knowledge, eradicate Philistines from the face of the planet, they merely fended off any attempts they had to invade the Holy Land. Neither did Moses exterminate Egyptians wholesale, but only those who attacked or pursued them, which ended up being drowned. In a certain sense, the Egyptians were indeed annihilated, inasmuch as none of those that went out of Egypt (and were influenced by their pagan customs) entered into the Promised Land. – Lucian Apr 22 at 14:16
  • @Heshy You are right, and that's exactly what the question is about - what kind of evil were they - were they intrinsically bad to be eradicated or a little bad - just punished but not more. Or maybe you're actually answering the question - if Hashem requires us to accept them they weren't so bad and they weren't totally ruined! Please post it and I'll accept it B"N. – Al Berko Apr 22 at 15:10
  • @Heshy You're wrong, the pasuk does not say anything about their qualities, it just teaches us to be thankful for the first period, not for the last when they turned [so to say] evil. – Al Berko Apr 22 at 15:14
  • @Heshy Anyway the body of the question asked about the Egyptian history in our sources - how badly damaged was Egypt after the Exodus in our sources. – Al Berko Apr 22 at 15:16

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