“And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the Spirit that there should be great dearth throughout all the world: which came to pass in the days of Claudius Caesar.”
King James Version (KJV)
11:28 Agabus rising up - In the congregation. All the world - The word frequently signifies all the Roman empire. And so it is doubtless to be taken here.
Ac 11:28 Agabus. Also named in Ac 21:10. He had the prophetic gift. Throughout all the world. This expression in the Scriptures often means the Jewish world. In the days of Claudius Caesar. Josephus ("Antiq". 20:2,6) describes a great famine that prevailed in Palestine in the reign of Claudius Caesar, beginning about the close of A.D. 44, and lasting three or four years. Food had to be imported by the benevolent persons from Egypt and Cyprus, yet many perished.