Easton's Bible Dictionary
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Caterpillar: The consumer. Used in the Old Testament
(1 Kings 8:37; 2 Chronicles 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 51:14,27) (R.V.,
"cankerworm") as the rendering of a different Hebrew word, yelek, a
word elsewhere rendered "cankerworm" (q.v.),
(Joel 1:4; 2:25)
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