John the Baptist Was Highly Respected

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    Sep 15, 2013 12:15 AM GMT
    Adam Clarke (1760 or 1762–1832) was a British Methodist theologian and biblical scholar:

    “Locusts may either signify the insect called the locust, or the top of a plant. Many eminent commentators are of the latter opinion … The Greeks customarily selected from the topmost part of the heaps (of fruits) and offered this to the gods”

    John was not existing on insects, but the pick of the crop. That the latter was the true meaning of this sentence can be seen in the very next verses:

    “But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, ‘O generation of vipers … Bring forth therefore fruits worth of repentance.”
    Here, John the Baptist was telling the aristocracy and merchants of Jerusalem, who had come to pay homage to him, to bring the akroyinion the first fruits (not locusts) that were due to the Temple. John is placing himself on par with the Temple priesthood.
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    Sep 15, 2013 12:57 PM GMT
    Han Solo was respected too.
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    Sep 25, 2013 2:30 AM GMT
    StephenOABC said

    “Locusts may either signify the insect called the locust, or the top of a plant. Many eminent commentators are of the latter opinion … The Greeks customarily selected from the topmost part of the heaps (of fruits) and offered this to the gods”

    John was not existing on insects, but the pick of the crop. That the latter was the true meaning of this sentence can be seen in the very next verses:

    “But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, ‘O generation of vipers … Bring forth therefore fruits worth of repentance.”
    Here, John the Baptist was telling the aristocracy and merchants of Jerusalem, who had come to pay homage to him, to bring the akroyinion the first fruits (not locusts) that were due to the Temple. John is placing himself on par with the Temple priesthood.


    I looked up the passage for the above topic. Locusts and fruit are two different words in the original Greek. So, I no longer agree strongly with the above statements. Nevertheless, John the Baptist was and is respected.