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Later, John the Baptizer appeared in the desert of Judea. His message was, "Turn to God and change the way you think and act, because the kingdom of heaven is near." Matthew 3:1-2
John wore clothes made from camel's hair and had a leather belt around his waist. His diet consisted of locusts and wild honey. Matthew 3:4
The bible declares insects that creep to be unclean. Winged insects are also unclean with the exception of locusts and grasshoppers. "All flying insects that creep on all fours shall be an abomination to you. Yet these you may eat of every flying insect that creeps on all fours: those that have jointed legs above their feet with which to leap on the earth." Leviticus 11: 20-21
Did John the Baptist actually eat Locust (grasshoppers) during his time in the desert? Actually, the bible is referring to the locust tree(Ceratonia siliqua) and not the insect. The locust tree is common in the eastern Mediterranean region. We get carob from the pods of this tree.




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