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Locust vs. Desert Plant
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Shlama,

There are certain types of locusts which are a delicatessen in some cultures (especially among Yemenite Jews), there are also some plants in the area that produce a milky like substance from the inside which can be consumed.

Interestingly the Damkhalte speaks of John living off of milk and honey.

???Matthew 4:4 and Mark 1:6, for example, talk of John the Baptist having lived off 'locusts and wild honey,' which is unusual to an ascetic since locust is a non-vegetarian diet. Tatian felt free to resolve the problem by modifying the text. He substituted 'locusts' with 'milk of the mountains,' the food of the promised land which is mentioned in the Old Testament (Deuteronomy 6.3).??? <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://sor.cua.edu/Bible/Diatessaron.html">http://sor.cua.edu/Bible/Diatessaron.html</a><!-- m -->

James A. Kelhoffer has written an entire book on the subject: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://books.google.com/books?id=uzTcB8yMnrcC">http://books.google.com/books?id=uzTcB8yMnrcC</a><!-- m --> "Introduction and the status quaestionis concerning the diet of John the Baptist -- Locust/grasshopper eating in ancient Near Eastern and Greco-Roman antiquity -- The Baptist's "wild honey" -- "Locusts and wild honey" in the synoptic interpretation: The historical baptist, Mark, Matthew (and Luke) -- John's diet as 'vegetarian' and a model of asceticism: 'Locusts,' wild honey and the imitatio Iohannis in patristic and subsequent Christian interpretation -- Epilogue: "Locusts and wild honey" in retrospect: PAIDEIA and early Christian biblical interpretation"

Shlama
Ya'aqub Younan-Levine
Aramaica.org
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Locust vs. Desert Plant - by Nimrod Warda - 01-12-2009, 05:32 PM
Re: Locust vs. Desert Plant - by Stephen Silver - 01-12-2009, 06:01 PM
Re: Locust vs. Desert Plant - by Paul Younan - 01-12-2009, 06:33 PM
Re: Locust vs. Desert Plant - by Stephen Silver - 01-12-2009, 09:53 PM
Re: Locust vs. Desert Plant - by Paul Younan - 01-12-2009, 09:59 PM
Re: Locust vs. Desert Plant - by Lars Lindgren - 01-12-2009, 10:31 PM
Re: Locust vs. Desert Plant - by Paul Younan - 01-13-2009, 04:02 AM
Re: Locust vs. Desert Plant - by Stephen Silver - 01-13-2009, 05:38 AM
Re: Locust vs. Desert Plant - by Lars Lindgren - 01-13-2009, 05:17 PM
Re: Locust vs. Desert Plant - by Nimrod Warda - 01-13-2009, 06:34 PM
Re: Locust vs. Desert Plant - by Paul Younan - 01-13-2009, 06:37 PM
Re: Locust vs. Desert Plant - by abudar2000 - 01-14-2009, 12:12 AM
Re: Locust vs. Desert Plant - by rungold315 - 01-14-2009, 06:26 AM
Re: Locust vs. Desert Plant - by Nimrod Warda - 01-14-2009, 06:26 PM
Re: Locust vs. Desert Plant - by yaaqubyl - 01-14-2009, 08:16 PM
Re: Locust vs. Desert Plant - by Stephen Silver - 01-15-2009, 12:00 AM
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