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Brother of Nathan; one of David’s mighty men (1 Chr 11:38). A similar passage in 2 Sam has “Igal the son of Nathan” (2 Sam 23:36).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
JOEL (PERSON) [Heb yôʾēl (יֹואֵל)]. Relatively common name in ancient Israel. As Dahlberg (IDB 2: 925) points out, the wide distribution of the name among the tribes of Israel is theologically significant in view of its meaning: “Yaw (Yahweh) is God.”1. A prince (Heb nāśı̂ʾ) in the tribe of Simeon
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Joel (Person). 1. Levite from the family of Kohath. He was Azariah’s son and an ancestor of Elkanan, the father of Samuel the prophet (1 Sm 1:1; 1 Chr 6:36).2. Oldest son of Samuel the prophet. He and his brother Abijah so corrupted the office of judge that the elders increased their demands for a king
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
8. One of David’s mighty men (11:38), brother of Nathan. 2 S. 23:36 has “Igal the son of Nathan.” The difference between the two names in the Hebrew script is very slight, and the parallel lists in which the names occur show a large number of such variations. The Chronicler’s account of the relationship
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
JOEL (Person)1. Levite from the family of Kohath. He was Azariah’s son and an ancestor of Elkanah, the father of Samuel the prophet (1 Sm 1:1; 1 Chr 6:36).2. Oldest son of Samuel the prophet. He and his brother Abijah so corrupted the office of judge that the elders increased their demands for a king
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Vashni (vash´ni; Heb., “the second”), in some translations (e.g., the kjv), the eldest son of Samuel according to 1 Chron. 6:28. Although the present Hebrew text of this verse reads, “the firstborn [was] Vashni and Abijah,” a parallel passage in 1 Sam. 8:2 reads, “the name of his firstborn was Joel and
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
JOEL. This name, meaning “Yahweh is God”, was popular among the Hebrews.1. The prophet who wrote the book of Joel (1:1; Acts 2:16). There is no reference to him in the OT historical books but his writings indicate he was the only son of Pethuel and lived in Judah, probably in Jerusalem. His date depends
VASHNI. Firstborn son of Samuel the prophet (1 Chr 6:28). But 1 Sam 8:2 lists his firstborn as Joel and the second Abiah. The usual explanation is that a copyist’s error appears in the. I Chronicles reference, where the name Joel (cf. 1 Chr 6:33) has been accidentally omitted and a word meaning “and
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
VASHNI. According to av, following the MT of 1 Ch. 6:28, Vashni was the elder son of Samuel. rv and rsv following the Syriac, and Lagarde’s recension of the lxx and the parallel text 1 Sa. 8:2 supply Joel as the name of Samuel’s elder son; the Hebrew letters of ‘Vashni’ are then repointed with ‘the’
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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