Joel, Book of, Critical Issues Overviews the critical issues relating to the book of Joel, including the date and historical setting of the book, different approaches to interpreting and structuring the text, and its place among the twelve Minor Prophets.
JOEL, BOOK OF Old Testament book; second of the Minor Prophets.Preview•Author•Date•Content•MessageAuthor In the first verse the contents of the book of Joel are described as the “message” of the Lord that “came to Joel, the son of Pethuel.” We are told nothing more in Scripture about Joel or Pethuel.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Joel, book of, the second part of the Book of the Twelve in the Prophets section, or Nevi’im, in the Tanakh (Jewish Bible). It is the second book of the Minor Prophets in the ot. There is slightly different versification between the Hebrew and English versions of Joel. What is 2:28–32 in the English
JOEL, BOOK OFAuthorshipThe author cannot be identified with any of the other OT persons bearing this name, and nothing is known of him outside the book. Thus identification hinges on whether the name is historical or symbolic (seeJoel). However well his name (“Yahweh is God”) expresses his message,
Joel (Heb. Yôʾēl), Book ofThe second of the Minor Prophets. The book opens with a call for the elders and the people of the land to lament the unprecedented devastation caused by a locust plague. Joel links this plague to the coming day of Yahweh, compares it to an enemy assault on Jerusalem, and
Joel, Book of. One of the twelve *Minor Prophets of the OT. Wide differences exist among scholars about the origin, purpose, and date of the Book, and about ‘Joel, the son of Pethuel’, nothing is known at all. The prophecy, for the most part written in poetic form, has two sections. The first (1:1–2:17)