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Bible Animals: Palmer Worm
Palmer Worm in the ancient World.

Ancient Palmer Worm. THE Palmer-Worm, or Pilgrim-Worm, mentioned in Joel i. 4, and Amos iv. 9, was a voracious, hairy caterpillar, which was, with the locust, a scourge of the East. Even before it reaches the winged state it is very destructive, but after it attains that period, its ravages are terrible. - Animals, Birds, Insects, And Reptiles Of The Bible

Palmer Worm in Fausset's Bible Dictionary gazam. (See LOCUST.) Joel 1:4; Joel 2:25; Amos 4:9

Palmer Worm Scripture - Amos 4:9 I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased, the palmerworm devoured [them]: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

Palmer Worm Scripture - Joel 1:4 That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpiller eaten.

Palmer Worm Scripture - Joel 2:25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.

Palmer-Worm in Easton's Bible Dictionary (Heb. gazam). The English word may denote either a caterpillar (as rendered by the LXX.), which wanders like a palmer or pilgrim, or which travels like pilgrims in bands (Joel 1:4; 2:25), the wingless locusts, or the migratory locust in its larva state.

Palmer-Worm in Naves Topical Bible -General scriptures concerning Joe 1:4; 2:25; Am 4:9

Palmer-Worm in Smiths Bible Dictionary (Heb. gazam) occurs Joe 1:4; 2:25; Am 4:9 It is maintained by many that gazam denotes some species of locust. but it is more probably a caterpillar.

Palmer-Worm in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE pam'-er-wurm (gazam; Septuagint kampe (Am 4:9; Joel 1:4; 2:25)): "Palmer-worm" means "caterpillar," but the insect meant is probably a kind of locust. See INSECTS; LOCUST.

Palmerworm in Wikipedia Palmerworm (Hebr., găzăm) A general word for the locust, very likely in its larva state.

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