Originally Posted by Stitchawl
That's the ferocious, man-eating, flesh-devouring aggressive beast that I think of when using the term 'Daddy Long Legs.'
If I'm not mistaken, weren't they one of the plagues of Egypt that are spoken of in the Bible?
Nah. The closest thing they had to an infestation of granddaddy long leg spiders was a plague of gnats (Ex. 8:12–15), or some kind of biting bug. The Hebrew isn't clear to modern readers. I've never known anyone to be bitten by one of those spiders. They're so flimsy, clumsy, and stupid that I wonder how they manage to survive.