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).
VASHNI -(n/a).) (2.) A descendant of Reuben (1 Chr.
One of David's famous warriors (1 Chr. 11:38). (4.) A
the family of Gershom (1 Chr. 15:7, 11). (5.) 1 Chr.
7:3. (6.) 1
Chr. 27:20. (7.) The second of the twelve minor
prophets. He was
the son of Pethuel. His personal history is only known
Joel in Hitchcock's Bible Names
he that wills or commands
Joel in Naves Topical Bible
-1. Son of Samuel
1Sa 8:2; 1Ch 6:33; 15:17
-2. A Simeonite
-3. A Reubenite
-4. A Gadite
-5. A Kohathite Levite
-6. Descendant of Issachar
-7. One of David's valiant men
Called "IGAL, son of Nathan"
-8. Name of two Gershonites
1Ch 15:7,11; 23:8; 26:22
-9. Prince of Manasseh
-10. A Kohathite who assisted in the cleansing of the temple
-11. One of Nebo's family
-12. Son of Zichri
-13. One of the twelve minor prophets, probably lived in the
days of Uzziah
Joe 1:1; Ac 2:16
Declares the terribleness of God's judgments
Joe 1; 2:1-11
Denounces judgments against the enemies of God
Sets forth the blessings of the church
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 others trace his descent
through Carmi. 1Ch 5:4 (B.C. before 1092.)
5. Chief of the Gadites, who dwelt in the land of
Bashan. 1Ch 5:12 (B.C. 782.)
6. The son of Izrahiah, of the tribe of Issachar.
7. The brother of Nathan of Zobah, 1Ch 11:38 and one
of David's guard.
8. The chief of the Gershomites in the reign of
David. 1Ch 15:7,11
9. A Gershonite Levite in the reign of David, son of
Jehiel, a descendant of Laadan, and probably the same as the
preceding. 1Ch 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. 1Ch
27:20 (B.C. 1014.)
11. A Kohathite Levite in the reign of Hezekiah. 2Ch
29:12 (B.C. 726.)
12. One of the sons of Nebo, who returned with Ezra,
and had married a foreign wife. Ezr 10:43 (B.C. 459.)
13. The son of Zichri, a Benjamite. Ne 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.
Joel in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
jo'-el (yo'el, popularly interpreted as "Yahweh is God"; but
see HPN, 153; BDB, 222a):
(1) The firstborn of Samuel (1 Sam 8:2; 1 Ch 6:33 (Hebrew
18), and supplied in the Revised Version (British and
American) of 1 Ch 6:28, correctly).
(2) A Simeonite prince (1 Ch 4:35). (3) A Reubenite chief (1
(4) A Gadite chief, perhaps the same as (3) (1 Ch 5:12). He
might be the chief of "a family or clan whose members might
be reckoned as belonging to either or both of the tribes"
(Curtis, Chronicles, 122).
(5) A Levite ancestor of Samuel (1 Ch 6:36 (Hebrew 21),
called "Shaul" in 6:24 (Hebrew 9)).
(6) A chief of Issachar (1 Ch 7:3).
(7) One of David's mighty men (1 Ch 11:38), brother of
Nathan. 2 Sam 23:36 has "Igal son of Nathan," and the
Septuagint's Codex Vaticanus has "son" in 1 Chronicles, a
reading which Curtis adopts.
(8) A Levite (1 Ch 15:7,11,17), probably the Joel of 1 Ch
23:8 and 26:22.
(9) David's tribal chief over half of Manasseh (1 Ch 27:20).
(10) A Levite of Hezekiah's time (2 Ch 29:12).
(11) One of those who had married foreign wives (Ezr 10:43)
= "Juel" of 1 Esdras 9:35.
(12) A Benjamite "overseer" in Jerusalem (Neh 11:9).
(13) Ioel, the prophet (Joel 1:1; Acts 2:16). See following
David Francis Roberts
Joel in Wikipedia
Joel (Hebrew: יואל) was a prophet of ancient Israel, the
second of the twelve minor prophets and the author of the Book
He is mentioned by name only once in the Hebrew Bible/Old
Testament, in the introduction to his own brief book, as the
son of Pethuel (Joel 1:1 ). The name Joel combines the
covenant name of God, YHWH (sometimes written Jehovah), and el
(god), and has been translated as "one to whom Jehovah is
God," that is, a worshipper of YHWH.
The dates of his life are unknown; he may have lived anywhere
from the 9th century BCE to the 5th century BCE, depending on
the dating of his book. He was from Judah/Judea, and, judging
from its prominence in his prophecy, was quite possibly a
prophet associated with the ritual of the Jerusalem temple.
On the Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar, his feast day is
October 19. He is commemorated with the other Minor prophets
in the Calendar of saints of the Armenian Apostolic Church on
Joel Scripture - 1 Chronicles 15:17
So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of his
brethren, Asaph the son of Berechiah; and of the sons of
Merari their brethren, Ethan the son of Kushaiah;
Joel Scripture - 1 Chronicles 7:3
And the sons of Uzzi; Izrahiah: and the sons of Izrahiah;
Michael, and Obadiah, and Joel, Ishiah, five: all of them
Joel Scripture - 2 Chronicles 29:12
Then the Levites arose, Mahath the son of Amasai, and Joel the
son of Azariah, of the sons of the Kohathites: and of the sons
of Merari, Kish the son of Abdi, and Azariah the son of
Jehalelel: and of the Gershonites; Joah the son of Zimmah, and
Eden the son of Joah: