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What does it mean 'locusts and wild honey'?

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  1. Daniels

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    What does it mean 'locusts and wild honey'?

    Matthew
    3:4 And the same John had his raiment of camel’s hair, and a leathern
    girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.
     
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    Thanks posting.
     
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    "He must increase, but I must decrease." John 3:30

    "I say to you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he." Luke 7:28

    "But it is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant; and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all.
    For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many." Mark 10:43-46
     
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    Matthew

    3:4 And the same John had his raiment of camel’s hair, and a leathern
    girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.

    What do you think?
     
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    Eww... lucusts were something like large grasshoppers .. Well I don't know about them but the honey sounds good..

    Just reminds me when I was in Israel and were were at a place near the valley where the Israelites reached the promised land and we were talking to a Jewish Rabbi who told us that where it says Israel is the Land of milk and honey it is not the honey from the bees but the honey from dates .... date honey.... and I bought some . Is it ever taisty.
     
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    I believe honestly "Simple food".
     
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    Have you tried?
     
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    His food was just that, Locusts and Honey.

    Locusts are the only insect that was declared clean to be eaten by the Law.

    Leviticus 11
    20 ‘All flying insects that creep on all fours shall be an abomination to you. 21 Yet these you may eat of every flying insect that creeps on all fours: those which have jointed legs above their feet with which to leap on the earth. 22 These you may eat: the locust after its kind, the destroying locust after its kind, the cricket after its kind, and the grasshopper after its kind. 23 But all other flying insects which have four feet shall be an abomination to you.

    So the simple answer could be that the verse is simply stating a simple fact. John the Baptist ate locusts and honey. :)


    All Praise The Ancient Of Days
     
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    the prophecy had to be fulfilled.
     
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    My dog ate a locust one time. That was so nasty. He crunched on it...ew it gave me the heeby geebies. It sounded like he was eating potato chips. Ok, I'm going to stop right now. :eek:
     
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    Ewwwwwwww !!!!!!! Nasty :eek::eek::eek:
     
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    I know! I was like "OZZIE!! DON'T EAT LOCUSTS!" and then he did it anyway. :p

     
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    Locusts may sound ewwwy but they are highly nutritious. That doesn't mean I wouldn't gag at eating them though. grin They taste just like chicken. LOLOL

    Kentucky Fried Locust with honey dip.
     
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    Well Deni ..... You can eat them not me . I guess I would loose a lot of weight and maybe that is a good thing .... LOL:D
     
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    :d:d:d:d
     
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    KFL with mashed butterflies on the side and a large Bee-Cola please.

     
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    There are some who believe it to be a locust tree. There are many of them there.
     
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    Oh Yeah!! Locusts go good with mustard LOL
     
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