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Transcript of comic:
While wandering in the Judean desert (during work on the excavations at Tel Yaffir near Hebron in July 1989), [Glynnis approaches a pod-bearing tree thinking, “I’m hungry. What’s that tree?”] I discovered [she reaches for a pod and puts it in her mouth] â€œUm? Yum! Iâ€™ll bet this isâ€¦â€
Also called St. Johnâ€™s bread because in the Bible, Matt 3:4, â€œJohn the Baptist was preaching in the wilderness of Judea â€¦ and his food was Locusts and wild honey.â€ The Greek word translated â€œlocustsâ€ is taken by some to mean â€œcarobsâ€ rather than grasshoppers.
[St. John, eating pods from a tree:] â€œThatâ€™s good, because Iâ€™d prefer to eat these big sweet chewy pods than grasshoppers any day. & they sure beat those veggie schnitzel back at the Kibbutz.â€