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Cankerworm,

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yeleq. This is supposed to be the 'hedge-chafer,' a species of locust. It "spoileth [or spreadeth itself out] and fleeth away." It devours much herbage, and is used as a figure of the enemies that would destroy Nineveh. Nahum 3:15,16 ; Joel 1:4 ; Joel 2:25 . The same Hebrew word is translated CATERPILLER in Psalm 105:34 ; Jeremiah 51:14,27 .


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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Cankerworm, '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/mbd/c/cankerworm.html. 1897.

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