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Joel:

(to whom Jehovah is God).

(1.) Eldest son of Samuel the prophet (1 Samuel 8:2; 1 Chronicles 6:33; 15:17) and father of Heman the singer. (B.C. 1094)

(2.) In 1 Chronicles 6:36, Authorized Version, Joel seems to be merely a corruption of Shaul in verse 24.

(3.) A Simeonite chief (1 Chronicles 4:35).

(4.) A descendant of Reuben. Junius and Tremellius make him the son of Hanoeh, while others trace his descent through Carmi (1 Chronicles 5:4). (B.C. before 1092)

(5.) Chief of the Gadites, who dwelt in the land of Bashan (1 Chronicles 5:12). (B.C. 782)

(6.) The son of Izrahiah, of the tribe of Issachar (1 Chronicles 7:3).

(7.) The brother of Nathan of Zobah (1 Chronicles 11:38) and one of David's guard.

(8.) The chief of the Gershomites in the reign of David (1 Chronicles 15:7; 15:11).

(9.) A Gershonite Levite in the reign of David, son of Jehiel, a descendant of Laadan, and probably the same as the preceding (1 Chronicles 23:8; 26:22). (B.C. 1014)

(10.) The son of Pedaiah, and a chief of the half‐tribe of Manasseh west of Jordan, in the reign of David (1 Chronicles 27:20). (B.C. 1014)

(11.) A Kohathite Levite in the reign of Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 29:12). (B.C. 726)

(12.) One of the sons of Nebo, who returned with Ezra, and had married a foreign wife (Ezra 10:43). (B.C. 459)

(13.) The son of Zichri, a Benjamite (Nehemiah 11:9).

(14.) The second of the twelve minor prophets, the son of Pethuel, probably prophesied in Judah in the reign of Uzziah, about B.C. 800. The book of Joel contains a grand outline of the whole terrible scene, which was to be depicted more and more in detail by subsequent prophets. The proximate event to which the prophecy related was a public calamity, then impending on Judah, of a two‐plague of locusts-and continuing for several years. The prophet exhorts the people to turn to God with penitence, fasting and prayer; and then, he says, the plague shall cease, and the rain descendent in its season, and the land yield her accustomed fruit. Nay, the time will be a most joyful one; for God, by the outpouring of his Spirit, will extend the blessings of true religion to heathen lands. The prophecy is referred to in Acts 2.

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