This doesn’t sound that bad, because at face value you would think that the Egyptians could just light a lamp. The ninth plague is darkness in the land of Egypt. Amon-Ra was thus considered the greatest of the gods of Egypt. If we are to place the plague of darkness, it very conveniently fits within the time frame of the selection of the lambs and the Passover. Darkness. The plague of darkness is the ninth plague because it is the last warning to a society that has become hardhearted and doesn’t see its fellow citizens. The purpose of the plague was to render the Egyptian population incapacitated, to ‘feel’ im-pending death and to be unable to see in the darkness. Thus the plague of darkness, directly preceding the plague of the firstborns, which ushered in redemption, was supposedly extremely severe. A darkness so thick that it could actually be felt, like being tangled in a damp heavy curtain on a cold rainy day. But when we read into it the the Most High describes this as a darkness that can be felt. Even these who loved the darkness because their deeds were evil, would feel, after three days of it, that they were having too much of a good thing. The physical plague of darkness had its root in a spiritual darkness, which can be defined as the absence of G‑d ’s revealed presence. Darkness is … The plague of darkness was not a usual type of darkness. It was just the kind of plague that by the very continuance of it would grow in horror, and at last precipitate a panic. Josephus describes the plague of darkness as “a thick darkness without the Even the most jovial-hearted Egyptian couldn’t climb out of the deep pit of despair this newest plague … What was so dreadful about this plague? The Plague of Darkness . The final plague that has recently appeared is darkness. The ninth of the Ten Plagues to be visited on Egypt was the plague of Darkness: “No person could see his brother, nor could any person rise from his place, for three days; but for the children of Israel, there was light in all their dwellings" (Exodus 10:23). Of all the gods of Egypt, none were worshipped as much as the sun. The darkness likely began in the early afternoon of the tenth and extended to the early afternoon of the thirteenth. 9. It appears, on the contrary, the least severe of them all. The plague of darkness may have been a solar eclipse or a cloud of volcanic ash, scholars say. This plague of darkness was a judgment on Egypt’s religion and entire culture. Meaning that the Egyptians would be in complete darkness for three days. Darkness was the ninth plague over Egypt, and thus those with the mark of the beast will face such just judgment as well. The sun god variously known as Re, Ra, Atum or Aten (and sometimes Horus) had become identified with the supreme god Amun, Amon or Amen.