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Torrey's Topical Textbook

Famine

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  • Sent by God
    Psalm 10:16

  • Often on account of sin
    Leviticus 26:21,26; Lamentations 4:4-6

  • One of God's four sore judgments
    Ezekiel 14:21

  • CAUSED BY
    • God's blessing withheld
      Hosea 2:8,9; Haggai 1:6
    • Want of seasonable rain
      1 Kings 17:1; Jeremiah 14:1-4; Amos 4:7
    • Rotting of the seed in the ground
      Joel 1:17
    • Swarms of insects
      Deuteronomy 28:38,42; Joel 1:4
    • Blasting and mildew
      Amos 4:9; Haggai 2:17
    • Devastation by enemies
      Deuteronomy 28:33,51

  • Often long continued
    Genesis 41:27; 2 Kings 8:1,2

  • Often severe
    Genesis 12:10; 1 Kings 18:2; Jeremiah 52:6

  • EXPRESSED BY
    • Taking away the stay of bread, &c
      Isaiah 3:1
    • Cleanness of Teeth
      Amos 4:6
    • The arrows of famine
      Ezekiel 5:16

  • Often accompanied by war
    Jeremiah 14:15; 29:18

  • Often followed by pestilence
    Jeremiah 42:17; Ezekiel 7:15; Matthew 24:7

  • THINGS EATEN DURING
    • Wild herbs
      2 Kings 4:39,40
    • Ass's flesh
      2 Kings 6:25
    • Dung
      2 Kings 6:25; Lamentations 4:5
    • Human flesh
      Leviticus 26:29; 2 Kings 6:28,29

  • Provisions sold by weight during
    Ezekiel 4:16

  • Suffering of brute creation from
    Jeremiah 14:5,6

  • CAUSED
    • Burning and fever
      Deuteronomy 32:24
    • Blackness of the skin
      Lamentations 4:8; 5:10
    • Grief and mourning
      Joel 1:11-13
    • Faintness
      Genesis 47:13
    • Wasting of the body
      Lamentations 4:8; Ezekiel 4:17
    • Death
      2 Kings 7:4; Jeremiah 11:22

  • God provided for his people during
    1 Kings 17:4,9; Job 5:20; Psalm 33:19; 37:19

  • INSTANCES OF, IN SCRIPTURE
    • In the days of Abraham
      Genesis 12:10
    • In the days of Isaac
      Genesis 26:1
    • In the days of Joseph
      Genesis 41:53-56
    • In the day of the Judges
      Ruth 1:1
    • In the reign of David
      2 Samuel 21:1
    • In the reign of Ahab
      1 Kings 17:1; 18:5
    • In the time of Elisha
      2 Kings 4:38
    • During the siege of Samaria
      2 Kings 6:25
    • Of seven years foretold by Elisha
      2 Kings 8:1
    • In the time of Jeremiah
      Jeremiah 14:1
    • During the siege of Jerusalem
      2 Kings 25:3
    • After the captivity
      Nehemiah 5:3
    • In the reign of Claudius Caesar
      Acts 11:28
    • Before destruction of Jerusalem
      Matthew 24:7

  • The Jews in their restored state not to be afflicted by
    Ezekiel 36:29,30

  • ILLUSTRATIVE OF
    • A dearth of the means of grace
      Amos 8:11,12
    • Destruction of idols
      Zephaniah 2:11

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Bibliography Information
Torrey, Reuben Archer. Entry for 'Famine'. Torrey's Topical Textbook. https://www.studylight.org/concordances/eng/ttt/f/famine.html. 1897.

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