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grasshopper

belongs to the class of neuropterous insects called Gryllidae

This insect is not unknown in Israel.

In Judg. 6:5; 7:12; Job 39:30; Jer. 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; Nah. 3:17, where the Hebrew word Gob is used; and in Lev. 11:22; Num. 13:33; Eccl. 12:5; Isa. 40:22, where hagab is used. In all these instances the proper rendering is probably “locust” (q.v.).