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Posted on 11 January 2013. Tags: Beijing, China, Food, Insects, Jing, Shocking, Street, Video, Wang

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Insects for food? Wang Fu Jing, China. This is part of our Nexus Tour of Beijing. A very interesting part of Beijing, China. So apparently in Wang Fu Jing, in Beijing, they may be eating more than what is allowed? — in Beijing, China. Leviticus 11:20-23 “All flying insects that walk on all fours are to be detestable to you. There are, however, some winged creatures that walk on all fours that you may eat: those that have jointed legs for hopping on the ground. Of these you may eat any kind of locust, katydid, cricket or grasshopper. But all other winged creatures that have four legs you are to detest.” “Flying insects that walk on all fours” include such pests as cockroaches, flies, or even mosquitoes. Verses 21-22 allow the locust/grasshopper family as food. The distinction is that they have strong hind legs for springing. Evidently in the category of insects, the hind pair of legs was not counted; so these insects are described as creeping on all fours. The “locust” is not the cicada or the seventeen-year locust but a large grasshopper-type of insect. These locusts could be great pests in antiquity. A plague of them could eat every green thing in a field in a very short time. Travelers in the Near East tell of having seen the sun obscured by clouds of locusts. When they are present in more normal numbers, they are used as food to this day. Only the muscular portion is used and when fried is said to be a delicacy. John the Baptist ate locusts and wild honey. No one in
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