Book of Joel

This description of the Book of Joel is from 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 (Joel 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 (Joel 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 (Joel 2:12-17), and foretelling the restoration of the land to its accustomed fruitfulness (Joel 2:18:26).
  3. Then follows a Messianic prophecy (Joel 2:28-32), quoted by Peter (Acts 2:16-21).
  4. Finally, the prophet foretells portents and judgments as destined to fall on the enemies of God (Joel 3:1-21).

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