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Caterpillar
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Caterpillar
Caterpillar. Wormlike larva of a butterfly, moth, and some other insects.See Animals.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Caterpillar
Caterpillar [Heb. ḥāsîl]. A name given to a larval stage of the Locust, found only in 1 K. 8:37; 2 Ch. 6:28; Ps. 78:46; Isa. 33:4.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Caterpillar
CATERPILLAR Wormlike larva of a butterfly, moth, and some other insects. See Animals.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Caterpillar
caterpillar, the worm-shaped larva of a moth, butterfly, or other insect, considered destructive because of its voracious appetite for growing plants. It is viewed as one of the forms of punishment or judgment God uses (1 Kings 8:37; 2 Chron. 6:28; Ps. 78:46; Isa. 33:4).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Caterpillar
Caterpillar. The elongated, wormlike larva of a butterfly or moth, mentioned in the Old Testament along with the locust (1 Kgs. 8:37 par. 2 Chr. 6:28; NIV “grasshopper”); at Ps. 78:46 it is probably a synonym for locust (Heb. ḥāsîl from ḥsl “destroy, consume”). At Isa. 33:4 the gathering caterpillar
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Caterpillar
Caterpillar. The representative in the Authorized Version of the Hebrew word châsı̂l and yelek.1. Châsı̂l occurs in 1 Kings 8:37; 2 Chron. 6:28; Ps. 78:46; Isa. 33:4; Joel 1:4, and seems to be applied to a locust, perhaps in its larva state. 2. Yelek. [Locust.]
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Caterpillar
Caterpillarthe consumer. Used in the Old Testament (1 Kings 8:37; 2 Chr. 6:28; Ps. 78:46; Isa. 33:4) as the translation of a word (hasil) the root of which means “to devour” or “consume,” and which is used also with reference to the locust in Deut. 28:38. It may have been a species of locust, or the
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Caterpillar
Caterpillarcaterpillar (kjv; rsv: ‘destroying locust’ [Joel 1:4] and ‘destroyer’ [Joel 2:25]), the worm-shaped larva of a moth, butterfly, or other insect, considered destructive because of its voracious appetite for growing plants. It is viewed as one of the forms of punishment or judgment God uses
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CATERPILLAR
CATERPILLAR<kat’-er-pil-er> (חָסִיל‎ [chacil] (Psalm 78:46; Joel 1:4, etc.); יֶלֶק‎ [yeleq] (Psalm 105:34 the King James Version, the American Standard Revised Version “grasshopper”; Jeremiah 51:14, 27 the King James Version; elsewhere “canker-worm”)): A name given to a larval stage of
Compton’s Encyclopedia
caterpillar
caterpillarButterflies and moths in the larval stage of development are called caterpillars, from the Latin catta pilosa, meaning “hairy cat.” Not all caterpillars are hairy, however. Bare-skinned caterpillars—which are popularly called worms—include such types as the cabbageworm and the armyworm.A
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Caterpillar
Catʹer-pilʹlar. The Hebrew word commonly translated thus (1 Kings 8:37; Isa. 33:4) literally signifies a stripper off of leaves, and is supposed to indicate a locust.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Caterpillar
CATERPILLAR Worm-like larvae of butterflies and moths. The term appears in different English versions to translate various Hebrew words, NIV not referring to caterpillars at all.Chasil refers to a particular stage of the grasshopper or locust. Apparently in this stage wings have begun to develop but