locusts and wild honey

locusts and wild honey

John the Baptist’s meager fare in wilderness. [N.T.: Matthew 3:4; Mark 1:6]
References in classic literature ?
After all, the man whose horse trots a mile in a minute does not carry the most important messages; he is not an evangelist, nor does he come round eating locusts and wild honey.
In the Christian New Testament, Matthew 3:4, John, the Baptist, is said to have lived for a long period of time in the wilderness on a diet consisting of locusts and wild honey.
On the other hand, Matthew's editing of the tradition limits John to dependence on locusts and wild honey for nourishment.