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Cankerworm

Easton's Bible Dictionary

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(Heb. yelek), "the licking locust," which licks up the grass of the field; probably the locust at a certain stage of its growth, just as it emerges from the caterpillar state (Joel 1:4; 2:25 ). The word is rendered "caterpillar" in Psalm 105:34; Jeremiah 51:14,17 (but RSV "canker-worm"). "It spoileth and fleeth away" (Nahum 3:16 ), or as some read the passage, "The cankerworm putteth off [i.e., the envelope of its wings], and fleeth away."

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Cankerworm'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ebd/​c/cankerworm.html. 1897.
 
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