Caterpillar

Caterpillar [N] [S]

the consumer. Used in the Old Testament ( 1 Kings 8:37 ; 2 Chr. 6:28 ; Psalms 78:46 ; Isaiah 33:4 ) as the translation of a word (hasil) the root of which means "to devour" or "consume," and which is used also with reference to the locust in Deuteronomy 28:38 . It may have been a species of locust, or the name of one of the transformations through which the locust passes, locust-grub. It is also found ( Psalms 105:34 ; Jeremiah 51:14 Jeremiah 51:27 ; RSV, "cankerworm") as the rendering of a different Hebrew word, yelek , a word elsewhere rendered "cankerworm" (q.v.), Joel 1:4 ; 2:25 . (See LOCUST .)

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Caterpillar". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Caterpillar. [N] [E]

The representative in the Authorized Version of the Hebrew word chasil and yelek .

  1. Chasil occurs in ( 1 Kings 8:37 ; 2 Chronicles 6:28 ; Psalms 78:46 ; Isaiah 33:4 ; Joel 1:4 ) and seems to be applied to a locust, perhaps in its larva state.
  2. Yelek. [LOCUST].

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Caterpillar'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

CATERPILLAR

kat'-er-pil-er (chacil (Psalms 78:46; Joel 1:4, etc.); yeleq (Psalms 105:34 the King James Version, the American Standard Revised Version "grasshopper"; Jeremiah 51:14,27 the King James Version; elsewhere "canker-worm")):

A name given to a larval stage of the LOCUST (which see).


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'CATERPILLAR'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.