As gross as that sounds if one was hungry enough that one would eat almost anything.
It's just 8:59 AM and already I have learned something today.His food was just that, Locusts and Honey.
Locusts are the only insect that was declared clean to be eaten by the Law.
20 ‘All flying insects that creep on all fours shall be an abomination to you. 21 Yet these you may eat of every flying insect that creeps on all fours: those which have jointed legs above their feet with which to leap on the earth. 22 These you may eat: the locust after its kind, the destroying locust after its kind, the cricket after its kind, and the grasshopper after its kind. 23 But all other flying insects which have four feet shall be an abomination to you.
So the simple answer could be that the verse is simply stating a simple fact. John the Baptist ate locusts and honey.
All Praise The Ancient Of Days
Thanks Larry II but you know what ... Give me a cold hamburger.
And yes the food has deteriorated in hospitals , here as well.
One wonders why they have dieticians . What do they do ?