Apparently an early Jewish/Christian sect who called themselves 
Ebionites claimed to have originated from the pre-Christian Nazarite 
discipline, and among other interesting things, argued that Jesus and 
John the Baptist were vegetarians.  Some believe the Locust/Carob 
controversy might have started with them. I understand that some 
communities of Jewish Essenes, such as those at Qumran, are also reputed 
to have practiced strict vegetarianism.  None of these stories are clear 
and unambiguous enough to be very conclusive, nor do I think it matters 
what John the Baptist ate, but it is certainly an entertaining bit of 

Mij Ebaboc

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