New International Version:
12 And the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over Egypt
so that locusts swarm over the land
and devour everything growing in the fields,
everything left by the hail.”
13 So Moses stretched out his staff over Egypt,
and the Lord made an east wind blow across the land
all that day and all that night.
By morning the wind had brought the locusts; 14
they invaded all Egypt and settled down
in every area of the country in great numbers.
Never before had there been such a plague of locusts,
nor will there ever be again.
15 They covered all the ground until it was black.
They devoured all that was left after the hail—
everything growing in the fields
and the fruit on the trees.
Nothing green remained on tree or plant
in all the land of Egypt.
16 Pharaoh quickly summoned Moses and Aaron and said,
“I have sinned against the Lord your God and against you.
17 Now forgive my sin once more
and pray to the Lord your God
to take this deadly plague away from me.”
18 Moses then left Pharaoh and prayed to the Lord.
19 And the Lord changed the wind to a very strong west wind,
which caught up the locusts and carried them into the Red Sea.[b]
Not a locust was left anywhere in Egypt.
Wondering when, in the year, grasshoppers
come out and may overflow the growing crops,
this is what I learned from Ask.com:
Grasshoppers mate in late summer or fall,
and the female lays an egg sac the ground.
The eggs remain there over winter,
and they usually hatch in late May.
But grasshoppers exist all over the Earth,
they cannot possibly all hatch in May!
Where does the Writer live?
Anyway, I dare to translate ”May” to any
season of year wherever there’s ”Mayish” weather.
In Northern Europe first month of Summer,
trees getting green, warm to hot weather,
and dry conditions.
The locusts are reported to, in some years,
become very, very multiplied,
and to eat all crops that are growing.
So, when are crops maturing in the land of Egypt?
Bible’s giving us a hint that we should use,
when trying to resolve this puzzle.
(The flax and barley were destroyed,
since the barley had headed
and the flax was in bloom.
32 The wheat and spelt, however,
were not destroyed,
because they ripen later.)
And, according to, the flaxen and barley
matured in mid Februari forward.
Wheat and Spelt about two months later,
that’s in May.
Anyway, the locusts hit in the Egypt dry season.
T’was the Hail that slew down the flaxen and barley.
The grasshopper mating season is when you hear the special
grasshopper fiddling in July-August in Northern Europe.
In the very more southern region of Egypt, this naturally
happens much earlier in the year!
So when is the weather of Egypt comparable with the
hot and dry northern high summer?
The locusts gather to mate.
The eggs ”stay in ground over winter,
hatching in May”. Well in Egypt that should be
several months earlier.
After they’ve hatched, there follows several weeks
when they go through several stages of metamorphosis
from wingless nymphs to reach full grown stadium
after three months in mid to late summer – that is when they gather
So, according to Bible, the locust plague occurred
before the Exodus took place in the mid month of Abib/Aviv
that is Nisan. This Hebrew month, first of the year,
is usually compared to March/April. This is according
to how the year is divided in by astrology. Aviv/Nisan
could then be ….. to the Aries sign, first of twelve.
This is according to months calculated by the Sun’s
But there’s more to this. The moon must be included
in the calculation.
The astrological year begins always at the Spring
equinox, that is between the 19th and 22nd of March,
sign called Aries. So you might think the Jewish month
of Aviv/Nisan would begin 19th-22nd March,
and so the Passover would have been celebrated on
the fourteenth day, that would be between the
7th – 10th April. But now, here comes the Moon
giving unexpected trouble.
Because Aviv/Nisan does not at all begin by
the solar spring equinox – it begins
by that New Moon that occurs nearest this
After or before the equinox?
Anyway the Moon month is 29 days,
so there are 29 days to choose from
for the New Moon’s appearance.
And, is there any chance to fastställa
which date the New Moon fell on,
in the Exodus year.
When we do not know the Exodus year at all.