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Title: A Famine in Samaria

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There was a great famine in Samaria, not only that, the people were under siege by the King of Aram, Ben-hadad. It was so bad that meat of any kind was enormously expensive. "...a donkey’s head was sold for eighty shekels of silver, and a fourth of a kab of dove’s dung for five shekels of silver".