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Palmer-worm

Palmer-worm [N]

(Heb. gazam). The English word may denote either a caterpillar (as rendered by the LXX.), which wanders like a palmer or pilgrim, or which travels like pilgrims in bands ( Joel 1:4 ; 2:25 ), the wingless locusts, or the migratory locust in its larva state.

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

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Palmer-worm". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Palmer-worm

(Heb. gazam ) occurs ( Joel 1:4 ; 2:25 ; Amos 4:9 ) It is maintained by many that gazam denotes some species of locust. but it is more probably a caterpillar.


Bibliography Information

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