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Beetle, chargol, only in Leviticus 11:21-22; mentioned between the locust and grasshopper, and among "flying creeping things that go upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap withal upon the earth." From an Arabic root, "to leap". The Septuagint translates it the "serpent killer," a kind of locust not having wings. A species of truxalis, some think, one of the orthoptera, like the locust, but with elongated, projecting, conical forehead; carnivorous. It keeps down the multiplication of noisome insects. The beetle was not an article of food, the locust was. (See LOCUST.) A "beetle" cannot therefore be meant.

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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'beetle' Fausset's Bible Dictionary". - Fausset's; 1878.

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