belongs to the class of neuropterous insects called Gryllidae. This insect is not unknown in Palestine.
In Judges 6:5 ; 7:12 ; Job 39:30 ; Jeremiah 46:23 , where the Authorized Version has "grasshopper," the Revised Version more correctly renders the Hebrew word ('arbeh) by "locust." This is the case also in Amos 7:1 ; Nahum 3:17 , where the Hebrew word gob is used; and in Leviticus 11:22 ; Numbers 13:33 ; Eccl 12:5 ; Isaiah 40:22 , where hagab is used. In all these instances the proper rendering is probably "locust" (q.v.).