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Agabus

Meaning: (unknown, possibly locust).

Agabus was a Christianprophet” of the 1st century A.D. He was probably one of the 70 disciples sent out by Christ.

He prophesied at Antioch of an approaching famine.

Now in these days prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. And one of them named Agabus stood up and foretold by the Spirit that there would be a great famine over all the world [literally: inhabited earth]( this took place in the days of Claudius). —Acts 11:27-28 ESV

Many years later he met Paul at Caesarea, and warned him of the imprisonment and affliction that awaited him at Jerusalem should he persist in going there.

As we were staying there for some days, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea. And coming to us, he took Paul’s belt and bound his own feet and hands, and said,

“This is what the Holy Spirit says: ‘In this way the Jews at Jerusalem will bind the man who owns this belt and deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.’”

When we had heard this, we as well as the local residents began begging him not to go up to Jerusalem. —Acts 21:10-12 NASB

Article Version: February 13, 2019