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Joel, the prophet, and others [EBD]

Jehovah is his God.

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

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

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

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

  • # 1 Chronicles 7:3.

  • # 1 Chronicles 27:20.

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


Joel, the prophet [SBD]

See Joel, the book


Joel (1) [ISBE]

jo'-el (yo'el, popularly interpreted as "Yahweh is God"; but see HPN, 153; BDB, 222a):

  • (1) The firstborn of Samuel (1 Samuel 8:2; 1 Chronicles 6:33 (Hebrew 18), and supplied in the Revised Version (British and American) of 1 Chronicles 6:28, correctly). (2) A Simeonite prince (1 Chronicles 4:35).

  • (3) A Reubenite chief (1 Chronicles 5:4,8).

  • (4) A Gadite chief, perhaps the same as (3) (1 Chronicles 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 Chronicles 6:36 (Hebrew 21), called "Shaul" in 6:24 (Hebrews 9)).

  • (6) A chief of Issachar (1 Chronicles 7:3).

  • (7) One of David's mighty men (1 Chronicles 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.

    See IGAL .

  • (8) A Levite (1 Chronicles 15:7,11,17), probably the Joel of 1 Chronicles 23:8 and 1 Chronicles 26:22.

  • (9) David's tribal chief over half of Manasseh (1 Chronicles 27:20).

  • (10) A Levite of Hezekiah's time (2 Chronicles 29:12).

  • (11) One of those who had married foreign wives (Ezra 10:43) = "Juel" of 1 Esdras 9:35.

  • (12) A Benjamite "overseer" in Jerusalem (Nehemiah 11:9).

  • (13) Ioel, the prophet (Joel 1:1; Acts 2:16). See following article.

David Francis Roberts


Joel (2) [ISBE]

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