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Joel (book of the Bible)

Joel, prophetic book of the Bible. It is a collection of the oracles of an otherwise unknown prophet, dated variously from the 9th to the 3d cent. BC, though a date in c.400 BC is likely. A locust plague gives the prophet the prextext for summoning the whole nation to repentance; the people, on repentance, will be rewarded with present as well as future blessings, this being a prophecy concerning the Day of the Lord—a day on which the faithful will be vindicated while the Gentile enemies of the people of God will be overthrown. H. W. Wolff, Joel and Amos (1977); W. S. Prinsloo, The Theology of the Book of Joel (1985).

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Joel (persons in the Bible)

Joel (jō´əl), in the Bible. 1 Prophet of the book of Joel. 2 Son of Samuel. He also appears under the name Vashni.

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Joel

Joel a Hebrew minor prophet of the 5th or possibly 9th century bc; a book of the Bible containing his prophecies.

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Joel, Book of

Joel, Book of. One of the books of minor prophets of the Hebrew scriptures and Christian Old Testament.

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