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FAMINE

Scripture records several famines in Palestine, and the neighboring countries, Genesis 12:10 26:1 Ruth 1:1 2 Kings 6:25 Acts 11:27. The most remarkable one was that of seven years in Egypt, while Joseph was governor, Genesis 41:1-57. It was distinguished for its duration, extent, and severity; particularly as Egypt is one of the countries least subject to such a calamity, by reason of its general fertility. Famine is sometimes a natural effect, as when the Nile does not overflow in Egypt, or rains do not fall in Judea, at the customary season; or when caterpillars, locusts, or other insects, destroy the fruits. But all natural causes are under the control of God; and he often so directs them as to chastise the rebellious with want, 2 Kings 8:1-2 Ezekiel 6:1 Matthew 24:7. The worst famine is a spiritual one, Amos 8:11.


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Rand, W. W. "Entry for 'FAMINE'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".
<http://classic.studylight.org/dic/ats/view.cgi?number=T776>. 1859.

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