Joel

Joel

[joh-uhl]
noun
1.
a Minor Prophet of the postexilic period.
2.
a book of the Bible bearing his name.
3.
a male given name: from a hebrew word meaning “the Lord is God.”
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Joel (ˈdʒəʊəl)
 
n
1.  a Hebrew prophet
2.  the book containing his oracles

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Joel
masc. proper name, from Heb. Yoh'el, name of a minor O.T. prophet, lit. "the Lord is God;" the same name as Elijah (q.v.) but with the elements reversed. But the personal name that became common in Devon and Cornwall and the Breton districts of Yorkshire and the Eastern Counties immediately after the
Conquest is from O.Bret. Iudhael, from Iud- "chief, lord" + hael "generous." It is the source of the modern British surname Joel, as well as Jewell, Joule and Jolson.
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Joel definition


Jehovah is his God. (1.) The oldest of Samuel's two sons appointed by him as judges in Beersheba (1 Sam. 8:2). (See VASHNI Ø(n/a).) (2.) A descendant of Reuben (1 Chr. 5:4,8). (3.) One of David's famous warriors (1 Chr. 11:38). (4.) A Levite of 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 from his book.

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