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Grasshopper [N] [S]

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.).

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 Grasshopper". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

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