[NAFEX] Cicadas, eating thereof

philip sauber mrtejas at lycos.com
Sat May 1 12:50:02 EDT 2004


You might consider that the King James version of the translation of the bible was written some 500 years ago and the horticultural references are probably what was familiar to Englishmen of 500 years ago.

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DATE: Sat, 1 May 2004 08:27:24 
From: "Bill Russell" <shaman at pennswoods.net>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
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>The Locusts he ate may have been the fruit of a locust tree species. The pods are called "St. John's Bread," or "Johnny Bread."
>
>Bill
>
>9:13 PM
>  Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Cicadas, eating thereof
>
>
>  In a message dated 4/30/2004 5:43:25 PM US Eastern Standard Time, list at ginda.us writes:
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>
>    Cicadas look quite similar to insects which are very tasty, such as 
>    grasshoppers and crickets.  I wouldn't be at all surprised if they are 
>    good to eat.
>
>
>  Didn't John The Baptist live in the desert eating wild honey & locusts? How many years was it? If he survived on them.....?
>
>  Jerry 
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