Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

And there was a great famine in Samaria: and, behold, they besieged it, until an ass's head was sold for fourscore pieces of silver, and the fourth part of a cab of dove's dung for five pieces of silver.

An ass's head

Bible References

A great famine

2 Kings 6:28
And the king said to her - What aileth thee? And she said - This woman, said unto me - Give thy son, that we may eat him, to-day, and, my son, will we eat to-morrow.
2 Kings 7:4
If we say - Let us enter into the city, Then, the famine, is in the city, and we shall die there, and, if we remain here, then shall we die. Now, therefore, let us fall away unto the camp of the Syrians, if they save us alive, we shall live, and, if they put us to death, we shall die.
2 Kings 25:3
On the ninth of the month, when the famine had become severe in the city, - and there had come to be no bread for the people of the land,
1 Kings 18:2
And Elijah went, to show himself unto Ahab. Now, the famine, was severe in Samaria.
Jeremiah 14:13
Then said I, Ah, My Lord Yahweh! Lo! the prophets, are saying to them - Ye shall not see the sword And famine, shall ye not have, - For prosperity in truth, will I give you, in this place.
Jeremiah 32:24
Lo! the earthworks! they have entered the city, to capture it, And the city, hath been given into the hand of the Chaldeans, who are fighting against it, because of the sword and the famine and the pestilence, - And so what thou didst speak, hath come to pass, And there thou art looking on!
Jeremiah 52:6
In the fourth month on the ninth of the month, when the famine had become severe in the city, - and there had come to be no bread for the people of the land,

An ass's head

Ezekiel 4:13
Then said Yahweh, In like manner, shall the sons of Israel eat their bread defiled, - among the nations whither I will drive them.