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Josephus mentions it somewhat later, under the procurator Tiberius Alexander (about 46), but it is well known that the whole of Claudius's reign was characterized by poor harvests (Suet., "Claudius", 18) and a general famine was usually preceded by a more or less prolonged period of scarcity.
It is also possible that the relief sent in anticipation of the famine foretold by Agabus (Acts -29) preceded the appearance of the scourge or coincided with the first symptoms of want.
Tertullian ( 7) denounce the fabulous character of the apocryphal "Acts" of Paul, and this severe judgment is amply confirmed by the examination of the fragments published by Schmidt.
These are All these events, as far as they may be assigned approximate dates, agree with the Apostle's general chronology but give no precise results.
The following is the explanation of the confusion: The Manicheans and Priscillianists had circulated a collection of five apocryphal "Acts", four of which were tainted with heresy, and the fifth were the "Acts of Paul".