a "prophet," probably one of the seventy disciples of Christ. He prophesied at Antioch of an approaching famine ( Acts 11:27 Acts 11:28 ). 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 ).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
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Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Agabus". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".