A famine had afflicted the country,—probably that which Agabus had foretold.
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.
Whether this was, or was not, the same as the former Agabus,—this mode of designation presents itself as alike extraordinary.
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).