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The meaning of Locust in the Bible
(From Easton's Bible Dictionary)

There are ten Hebrew words used in Scripture to signify locust. In the New Testament locusts are mentioned as forming part of the food of John the Baptist (Matthew 3:4; Mark 1:6). By the Mosaic law they were reckoned "clean," so that he could lawfully eat them. The name also occurs in Revelation 9:3,7, in allusion to this Oriental devastating insect.


See more on the meaning of Locust in the Bible:
Locust {International Standard Bible Encyclopedia}

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