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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

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English equivalent in A. V. for the Hebrew "ḥ argol" (Leviticus 11:22 R. V. "cricket"). It is here mentioned as a kind of locust, together with "' arbeh," "sal' am," and "ḥ agab." According to the Talmud the ḥ argol has a tail, and a hump on its head. In Shab. 6:10 it is stated that a ḥ argol's egg is hung on the ear as a cure for earache. It is impossible to say now with which of the known species of Beetle the ḥ argol is to be identified but it has nothing in common with the ordinary Beetle (compare Dillmann on Leviticus 11:22 ). See Locusts .

J. Jr. I. Be.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Beetle'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/tje/b/beetle.html. 1901.

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