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John the Baptist and Religious Leaders

This entry is part 119 of 167 in the series Inquiring Minds

Is some of the disdain for John the Baptist by the Pharisees and religious leaders because of his choice of food as well as preaching? It was certainly not preferable to eat bugs like locusts but the law did allow … Continue reading

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John the Baptist and Locusts

This entry is part 118 of 167 in the series Inquiring Minds

How did John the Baptist, a practicing Jew, eat unclean locusts and how would he have chosen to do that? This question stumped me at first. If locusts were unclean insects, he would not be able to eat them. I … Continue reading

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John The Baptist’s Diet

This entry is part 76 of 167 in the series Inquiring Minds

When John ate locusts in the wilderness, was it the flower or the insect? Matthew records that John was a bit of a wild character (Matthew 3:4-6). Wearing camel’s hair reminds us, and the people who came out to be … Continue reading

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