Living the Bible :-) Steve Eats a Grasshopper

by Steve Ray on November 21, 2009

large-grasshopper-on-finger-tipsWe are here at Qumran, the Dead Sea and the place where John the Baptist baptized. John the Baptist ate grasshoppers here (Matthew 3:4).

Did Jesus eat them? Why not? It was clean food for the Jews specifically mentioned in the Bible. Leviticus 11:22 says they are “clean” and can be eaten.

I promised the group if they found one I’d eat it — never believing they’d find one. They found a BIG one. What to do?

I ate it — live and wiggling — very crunchy. Now I know what a locust tastes like and I know why John the Baptist ate them with wild honey!

Living the Bible here in the Holy Land!

Videos for Friday PM and Saturday coming soon, including me eating the grasshopper!


  • Pete says:

    I know, you don’t have to tell me. “Tastes like chicken.”. Steve, the middle eastern sun may be getting to you.

  • Josefina Cendejas says:

    Were you that hungry? God created animals and other living creatures for us to eat only when we have to, to maintain out bodidly functions; otherwise to harm animals, even if only insects for the fun or show of it, its rather cruel

  • Quang Pham says:

    It has such big eyes, how could you eat something so cute. I always has a weak part with animal eyes. I hope it didn’t ooze much. Bon apetite.

  • Jacob Gallucci says:

    Hi Mr. Steve its me I finally found this page Heheheh =)
    (the prankster smile)

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