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[ag-uh-buh s] /ˈæg ə bəs/
a Christian prophet who predicted a great famine. Acts 11:28. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • A famine had afflicted the country,—probably that which Agabus had foretold.

    "Granny's Chapters" Lady Mary Ross
  • Agabus seems to have been specially gifted in the direction of prediction.

  • And as we tarried there many days, there came down from Judaea a certain prophet, named Agabus.

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
  • Whether this was, or was not, the same as the former Agabus,—this mode of designation presents itself as alike extraordinary.

    Not Paul, But Jesus Jeremy Bentham
Agabus in the Bible

a "prophet," probably one of the seventy disciples of Christ. He prophesied at Antioch of an approaching famine (Acts 11:27, 28). Many years afterwards he met Paul at Caesarea, and warned him of the bonds and affliction that awaited him at Jerusalem should he persist in going thither (Acts 21:10-12).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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