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Agabus in Wikipedia
(Greek: Ἄγαβος) was an early follower of Christianity
mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles as a prophet. He is
traditionally remembered as one of the Seventy Disciples
described in Luke 10:1-24 . According to Acts 11:27-28 , he
was one of a group of prophets who came to Antioch from
Jerusalem. While there he predicted a severe famine that the
author says came under the reign of the Roman Emperor
Claudius; this is identified with events that happened in AD
45. Acts 21:10-12 records that many years later, in 58, he
met Paul of Tarsus at Caesarea Maritima and warned him of his
coming capture; he bound his own hands and feet with Paul's
belt to demonstrate what the Jews would do if he continued his
journey to Jerusalem, though Paul would not be persuaded.
Agabus is revered as a saint in most branches of Christianity.
The Roman Catholic Church celebrates his feast day on February
13, while the Eastern Christianity celebrates it on March 8.
According to tradition he died a martyr in Antioch.