Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Cricket. rsv name for a four-footed winged insect, considered edible by the Israelites (Lv 11:22).See Animals.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cricket [Heb. ḥargōl]; AV BEETLE; NEB GREEN LOCUST. A term occurring only in Lev. 11:22, doubtless referring to some kind of locust or grasshopper. See Locust; Insects.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
CRICKET A four-footed winged insect, considered edible by the Israelites (Lv 11:22). See Animals.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Cricket. One of the clean insects mentioned with locusts and grasshoppers at Lev. 11:2 (KJV “beetle”); probably a species of locust (Gryllidae; Heb. ḥargōl;; so KoB, p.331; Gesenius, p. 303; JB “hargol”).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Beetle(Heb. hargol, meaning “leaper”). Mention of it is made only in Lev. 11:22, where it is obvious the word cannot mean properly the beetle. It denotes some winged creeper with at least four feet, “which has legs above its feet, to leap withal.” The description plainly points to the locust (q.v.).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CRICKET<krik’-et> ([חַרְגֹּח‎, chargol]): This occurs in Leviticus 11:22 (the King James Version “beetle”), and doubtless refers to some kind of locust or grasshopper.See BEETLE; LOCUST; INSECT.
BEETLE<be’-t’-l> (the Revised Version (British and American) CRICKET; חַרגּל‎ [chargol]; See LOCUST): This name occurs only in Leviticus 11:22 as one of four winged Jumping insects ([sherets ha-̀oph]) which may be eaten. It certainly is not a beetle and is probably not a cricket. Probably all four
Compton’s Encyclopedia
cricketCrickets are leaping insects that are known for the musical chirping of the male. Crickets play a large role in myth and superstition. Their presence is equated with good fortune and intelligence; harming a cricket supposedly causes misfortune. In East Asia male crickets are caged for their songs,
beetleThere are more species of beetles than of any other kind of insect. They constitute the largest order of insects—Coleoptera—which includes more than a third of a million recognized species. In fact, the beetle order is the largest order in the entire animal kingdom. About a quarter of all known
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Beeʹtle, only mentioned in Lev. 11:22, where some species of locust is probably meant.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
CRICKET Hebrew term translated “cricket” (Lev. 11:22 NIV, NASB, NRSV, TEV) is difficult to identify, probably a locust or grasshopper. See Insects.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
cricket. Term used in modern versions, such as the NIV and the NRSV, to render Hebrew ḥargōl H3005, which occurs only once alongside other words for various kinds of grasshoppers (Lev. 11:22; KJV, “beetle”). A precise identification is difficult. See locust.
beetle. KJV rendering of ḥargōl H3005 (Lev. 11:22). The context of the passage, however, suggests that the word refers to a kind of grasshopper, and modern versions usually render it “cricket.” See locust. No identifiable biblical reference can thus be found to the beetle (order Coleoptera), which
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
CRICKET, krik´et (חַרְגֹּל‎, ḥargōl): This occurs in Lev 11:22 (AV “beetle”), and doubtless refers to some kind of locust or grasshopper. See Beetle; Locust; Insect.
BEETLE, bēʹt’l (RV CRICKET; חַרגּל‎, ḥargōl; see Locust): This name occurs only in Lev 11:22 as one of four winged jumping insects (shereç hā-ʽōph) which may be eaten. It certainly is not a beetle and is probably not a cricket. Probably all four are names of locusts, of which more than 30 species
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
CRICKET [חַרְגֹּלkhargol; ἀκρίς akris]. A winged, leaping insect with jointed legs of indeterminate species. Appearing only in Lev 11, both NRSV and NIV translate khargol as “cricket.” However, the LXX uses akris, a common term for “locust.” According to Lev 11:21–22, the khargol, unlike other four-legged
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