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Bible Usage:

  • Joel used 20 times.


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

Jehovah is his God.

1. The oldest of Samuel's two sons appointed by him as judges in Beersheba (1 Samuel 8:2). (See VASHNI.)

2. A descendant of Reuben (1 Chronicles 5:4, 8).

3. One of David's famous warriors (1 Chronicles 11:38).

4. A Levite of the family of Gershom (1 Chronicles 15:7, 11).

5. 1 Chronicles 7:3.

6. 1 Chronicles 27:20.

7. The second of the twelve minor prophets. He was the son of Pethuel. His personal history is only known from his book.

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

he that wills or commands

Naves Topical Index

1. Son of Samuel

General references
1 Samuel 8:2; 1 Chronicles 6:33; 1 Chronicles 15:17

Called Vashni
1 Chronicles 6:28

2. A Simeonite
1 Chronicles 4:35

3. A Reubenite
1 Chronicles 5:4; 1 Chronicles 5:8

4. A Gadite
1 Chronicles 5:12

5. A Kohathite Levite
1 Chronicles 6:36

6. Descendant of Issachar
1 Chronicles 7:3

7. One of David's valiant men

General references
1 Chronicles 11:38

Called Igal, son of Nathan
2 Samuel 23:36

8. Name of two Gershonites
1 Chronicles 15:7; 1 Chronicles 15:11; 1 Chronicles 23:8; 1 Chronicles 26:22

9. Prince of Manasseh
1 Chronicles 27:20

10. A Kohathite who assisted in the cleansing of the temple
2 Chronicles 29:12

11. One of Nebo's family
Ezra 10:43

12. Son of Zichri
Nehemiah 11:9

13. One of the twelve minor prophets, probably lived in the days of Uzziah

General references
Joel 1:1; Acts 2:16

Declares the terribleness of God's judgments
Acts 29:1; Joel 2:1-11

Exhorts to repentance
Joel 2:12-32

Denounces judgments against the enemies of God
Joel 3:1-17

Sets forth the blessings of the church
Joel 3:18-21

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(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 ver. 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 15:7,11)
  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.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Joel, Book of

Joel was probably a resident in Judah, as his commission was to that people. He makes frequent mention of Judah and Jerusalem (1:14; 2:1, 15, 32; 3:1, 12, 17, 20, 21).

He probably flourished in the reign of Uzziah (about B.C. 800), and was contemporary with Amos and Isaiah.

The contents of this book are,

1. A prophecy of a great public calamity then impending over the land, consisting of a want of water and an extraordinary plague of locusts (1:1-2:11).

2. The prophet then calls on his countrymen to repent and to turn to God, assuring them of his readiness to forgive (2:12-17), and foretelling the restoration of the land to its accustomed fruitfulness (18-26).

3. Then follows a Messianic prophecy, quoted by Peter (Acts 2:39).

4. Finally, the prophet foretells portents and judgments as destined to fall on the enemies of God (ch. 3, but in the Hebrew text 4).

Easton's Bible Dictionary

A Benjamite who joined David at Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:7).

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

lifting up; profiting; taking away slander

Naves Topical Index

Son of Jeroham.
1 Chronicles 12:7

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(Jehovah helps), son of Jerohoam of Gedor. (1 Chronicles 12:7)