A kind of locust, and so called in 2 Chronicles 7:13. It was sometimes used for food, Leviticus 11:22. Individually they are insignificant and timid creatures, Numbers 13:33, and their worthlessness furnishes a striking comparison in Isaiah 40:22; while the feebleness of age is expressed by inability to endure them, Ecclesiastes 12:5. Yet coming in great numbers, they are destructive to all herbage, Amos 7:1. See LOCUST.
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Rand, W. W. "Entry for 'GRASSHOPPER'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".