Joel

History of The Book of Joel

The name "Joel" means "Jehovah is God." Other than his name and the fact that he was the son of Pethuel, there is little known about this man Joel, other than the fact that he wrote a very powerful book. Although it is not certain it seems that he prophesied around 800 BC during a time when Judah was experiencing prosperity and security. God w...

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Summary of The Book of Joel

The prophet Joel showed up in Israel during a time of the most terrible plague of locusts in the nation's history. Joel came and prophesied to the land of Judah before the plague came. He warned the people of Judah that the devastation was going to sweep across the land very soon. He called for a season of fasting, mourning, and repentance. H...

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Outline of The Book of Joel

Quick Overview of Joel. – – 1: 1-2:27 – – The plague of locusts – – 2:38-3:21 – – the approaching day of the Lord....

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Book of Joel in Wikipedia

The Book of Joel is part of the Hebrew Bible. Joel is part of a group of twelve prophetic books known as the Minor Prophets or simply as The Twelve; the distinction 'minor' indicates the short length of the text in relation to the larger prophetic texts known as the "Major Prophets"......

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Joel in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE

LITERATURE I. The Prophet. The Book of Joel stands second in the collection of the twelve Prophets in the Hebrew Canon. The name (yo'el), meaning "Yahweh is God," seems to have been common, as we find a dozen other persons bearing it at various periods of the Biblical history. Beyond the fact that he was the son of Pethuel, there is no intimat...

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Joel in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Jehovah is his God. (1.) The oldest of Samuel's two sons appointed by him as judges in Beersheba (1 Sam. 8:2). (See VASHNI -(n/a).) (2.) A descendant of Reuben (1 Chr. 5:4,8). (3.) One of David's famous warriors (1 Chr. 11:38). (4.) A Levite of the family of Gershom (1 Chr. 15:7, 11). (5.) 1 Chr. 7:3. (6.) 1 Chr. 27:20. (7.) The second of ...

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Book of Joel in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Joel was probably a resident in Judah, as his commission was to that people. He makes frequent mention of Judah and Jerusalem (1:14; 2:1, 15, 32; 3:1, 12, 17, 20, 21). He probably flourished in the reign of Uzziah (about B.C. 800), and was contemporary with Amos and Isaiah. The contents of this book are, (1.) A prophecy of a great public ...

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Joel in Smiths Bible Dictionary

(to whom Jehovah is God). 1. Eldest son of Samuel the prophet, 1Sa 8:2; 1Ch 6:33; 15:17 and father of Heman the singer. (B.C. 1094.) 2. In 1Ch 6:36 Authorized Version, Joel seems to be merely a corruption of Shaul in ver. 24. 3. A Simeonite chief. 1Ch 4:35 4. A descendant of Reuben. Junius and Tremellius make him the son of Hanoeh, while oth...

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