The music of billy joel is part of the soul of our existence here, as elemental as the beaches and the bagel stores, the east end and the south shore, the five towns and the gold coast. Highlights from the books of joel and amos watchtower. The genre of joel is narrative and prophetic oracle. In the last few verses of the book, god says that he will avenge his people while all of this is going on he will protect his people from any harm. The terribleness of the plague may be judged of by the following description of the locusts. Mar 01, 2020 joel osteen, american televangelist, theologian, speaker, and writer who attracted millions of followers with his simple and positive sermons and his bestselling books. Interesting facts about amos barnes bible charts meaning. All of this points to a date of approximately 835 bc or soon after, making joel one of the earliest writing prophets, as well as a contemporary of the prophet elisha. Peter explains that this is what joel prophesied about in joel 3.
Memorize facts about the books of the bible with flash cards. Patterson for one states that, he wrote with a pure classical yet logical style, distinguished by its clarity, flow of thought, and beauty of expression. Joel was a contemporary of both hosea and amos, though he ministered to the southern kingdom while they ministered to the northern kingdom. The jewish canon lumps all together as the twelve and divides joel into four chapters. Joel fun facts page 2 old testament tanakh fun trivia quizzes. Some scholars believe that the work comes from the persian period 539331 bce. Joel was gods spokesman during the reign of king joash 835796 b. The postexilic composition of the book can least of all be proved from the mention of the elders see especially i. Since the book of joel contains no clear indications as to when it was written, it is exceedingly difficult to date the book. Verses 30 and 31 are clearly before the coming of the great and awesome day of the lord verse 31, while the surrounding verses are about the time after christs return. According to a longstanding tradition, joel was buried in gush halav. The date the book of joel was written has aroused a good deal of discussion among biblical scholars. Overview of the book of joel third millennium ministries. Of the prophet joel, we know nothing, except that he was the son of pethuel 1.
Lessons from joel discovering a god of second chances. We know nothing else about him other than the name of his father. Along my study in joel i discovered a god of second chances and his infinite love towards me. I agree with gonny of faketown haw haw that its the best ballad ever. Joel told the people that these natural disasters were from god. The term indicates the short length of the text in relation to longer prophetic texts known as the major prophets. Old testament tanakh this category is for questions and answers related to joel, as asked by users of. The book of joel is the second work in the collection of the minor prophets known as trei asar, or the twelve, and is ascribed in the superscription to joel son of petuel. A team of editors takes feedback from our visitors to keep trivia as up to date and as accurate as possible. Study the bible online using commentary on joel and more. The overriding theme of the book of joel is the day of the lord, a day of gods wrath and judgment. Summary of the book of joel the story of the bible.
The book of the prophet joel comes second in the group of minor. The great army of locusts advances like darkness spreading over the mountains 2. On the day of pentecost following the death, burial and resurrection of christ, the apostle peter quotes from joel in acts 2. It is believed that he did not live far from jerusalem. The following additional short summary of the book of joel contains facts and information taken from eastons bible dictionary. Some scholars believe that the work comes from the persian period other articles where joel is discussed. It was most likely written between 835 and 800 years before the birth of. To answer your question, i thought it would be fun to pretend to interview joel.
The book of joel accounts for justice over evil in a form thats unique to the other old testament prophets. Mar 23, 2014 n it is possible that joel may have been a contemporary of elisha in israel. On that day, a there is a pouring of divine wrath on gods enemies and at the same time a pouring of divine blessing on his people. Book of joel, second of 12 old testament books that bear the names of the minor prophets. Is it true that you\re a real old testament prophet. What we use to determine the date, in that case, is internal evidence reference to various nations, events, etc. Key personalities are joel and the people of judah. It is debated whether joel is one of the earliest prophets or the latest. The prophet joel is identified only as joel son of pethuel joel 1. God compares the past to the future in the book of joel. Jlorigin of joelecclesiastical late latin from ecclesiastical greek il from classical hebrew language y. What i would like to do this morning is guide you through the whole book in a summary way, then go back and focus on the main messages of the two halves as they apply to us today. Joel is the second of the twelve prophets in the book of the twelve in hebrew scripture. They even stripped the bark away from the trees, so the branches looked like white bones rattling in the wind.
Joel was a prophet of ancient israel, the second of the twelve minor prophets and according to the book itself the author of the book of joel. A short cut to the world history of the negro rogers, j. Its also fascinating how in a book that is so ancient, god has messages that is so relevant to us, born centuries after the book was written. Oct 23, 20 joel was one of the prophets god sent to talk to the people of judah. Joel also tells the people of a certain day that is coming the day of the lord.
Jan 02, 2020 the overriding theme of the book of joel is the day of the lord, a day of gods wrath and judgment. Finally, i think the book shows that god is in control. He appears on the biblical timeline during the divided kingdom around 930 bc. The word of the lord that came to joel, the son of pethuel. Highlights from the books of joel and amos all he tells about himself is that he is joel the son of pethuel. The book states that it was written by the prophet joel, although nothing is said about the book states that it was written by the prophet joel, although nothing is s. The land over which their devastating hordes have passed at. Access dozens of amazing facts topical scripture books from pastor doug and others.
The prophet joel cannot be identified with any of the 12 other figures in the ot who have the same name. Joel sartore is an awardwinning photographer, speaker, author, conservationist, and the 2018 national geographic explorer of the year. There is no further information either in the superscription or from indications in the text regarding the time or place of the prophet. It was most likely written between 835 and 800 years before the birth of jesus christ. Book of joel bible study chapter 1 locusts, destruction, near and far book of joel bible study chapter 2 the day of the lord book of joel bible study chapter 3 the judgement of the nations related studies book of habakkuk bible study chapter 1 god is moving and judgment is coming. Unlike the other books, joel tells us a story about a terrible plague of locusts that seems to traverse across time. His father, pethuel, is mentioned nowhere else in the bible. In the book of acts, the holy spirit comes upon the apostles and they began speaking in tongues on the day of pentecost. The best evidence for this is that when in fact the spirit was poured out like. The book of joel is one of the books of the old testament in the bible. God will roar with a loud cry from zion and cause the earth to tremble before him. Joels frequent references throughout the prophecy to judah and jerusalem indicate that he was not a priest, though he was an inhabitant of jerusalem and was a prophet of the southern kingdom. The book of joel is often noted for its rich poetic5 imagery.
This summary of the book of joel provides information about the title, authors, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of joel. His hallmarks are a sense of humor and a midwestern work ethic. Joel, under divine inspiration, compares that terrible locust plague to the coming tribulation period. To learn the history of billys li upbringing, his rise to fame and his frequent brushes with sorrow, this is the book youll want to read. This view is abundantly verified by different facts found in the book itself. He then urges them to repent and ask for divine deliverance. Amazing facts 247 television station featuring the best in bible study streamed lived and ondemand.
The book of joel also makes ample mention of priests, temple rituals, and nations, such as phoenicia, philistia, egypt, and edom, that were prominent in the late ninth century bc. Joel commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. Joels familiarity with this area and the worship in the temple suggests that he lived in judah, possibly even in the city of jerusalem itself. Facts about the book of joel page 2 of 11 only one hope. Twelve other men in the old testament have this name, none of whom can be identified with the author of this book. Joel at a glance this book describes the results of a recent terrible locust plague which had utterly destroyed the crops of judah, apparently sent from god to punish his people for their sins. The atom bomb and weapons of mass destruction are surely a sign of the end of time. Joels name means the lord is god and when god used him to judge israel.
The book is about becoming who you truly believe you are. The book of joel is part of the hebrew bible, one of twelve prophetic books known as the twelve minor prophets. Sep 28, 2015 view cnn s fast facts on billy joel and learn more about the songwriter, composer and performer called the piano man. Did you know these fun facts and interesting bits of information. There were millions and millions of locusts, and they ate up every piece of vegetation in the whole country. Billy joel celebrated his 68th birthday on may 9, 2017, and theres no better way to celebrate with the legendary musician than to take a closer look back at his impressive life and career. The jewish canon lumps all together as the twelve and divides. Book of joel overview insight for living ministries. Joel also gives us an assurance that god does have a future for his people and the book reaffirms our concept of a literal future tribulation when god will judge the nations, and restore his people to the land.
This was made to assess how well you know the book. The book gives us no other information about the prophet, and he is mentioned nowhere else in scripture. Book of joel bible study chapter 1 locuts, destruction. Read joel commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. The book of joel is part of the jewish tanakh, and also the old testament of the christian bible. A summary, synopsis or recap is a shortened version of the original. Joel specializes in documenting endangered species and landscapes around the world. The book of joel, the second of the twelve minor prophets, is a short work of only three chapters. The book of joels importance to the canon of scripture stems from its being the first to develop an oftmentioned biblical idea. The locust horde and the day of the lord desiring god. The prophet joel the prophet joel arno clemens gaebelein. He identified himself as the son of pethuel, preached to the people of.
We know little of the prophet joel beyond a few personal details contained in the book itself. The author281 the name joel means, the lord is god. The book of joel describes the day of the lord through locust swarms, war scenes, and powerful imagery in order for readers to comprehend its magnitude. Joel old testament prophet amazing bible timeline with. Aug 24, 2012 joel goes on to say that in those days darkness will cover the sun. Misplaced prophet of the locust plague my jewish learning. The book of the twelve prophets was originally on one parchment roll because of the brevity of the text, and together formed one book of the 24 books of hebrew scripture. In the first chapter of the book of amos there is an undoubted quotation from the book of joel. Interesting facts about joel barnes bible charts meaning. Interesting facts about joel biblical facts and comments. And now, after all these single proofs have been enumerated proofs which, if necessary, might easily have been strengthened and increased let us look back to this survey of the contents of the book, and we shall see how, according to our view, pg 323 and according to it alone, the prophecy of joel forms an harmonious, complete, and well. Not billy joel s most popular song, in my opinion, and perhaps not my favorite work of his, but an undeniable masterpiece. Joel summary we have detailed a brief summary of the book of joel for bible study or sunday school lessons.
Some scholars maintain that the prophets borrowed phrases from one another. The book is universally called joel after its author. The book relates nothing about joel except his name and that of his father. Joel is referred to only once in the new testament acts 2.
From this book, we can see that he was acquainted with the land, the farming and the geography. It is possible that joel may have been a contemporary of elisha in israel. This is the day in which god reveals his attributes of wrath, power and holiness, and it is a terrifying day to his enemies. The book states that it was written by the prophet joel, although nothing is said about. This is what was spoken by the prophet joel desiring god. In the first chapter, the day of the lord is experienced historically by the plague of locusts upon the land. Sometime during joels ministry, the land of judah was struck by a ferocious locust plague, more intense than any experienced before.
Now, the date of amos is generally accepted as being in the middle of the 8th century before christ. The greek septuagint lxx, and latin vulgate versions follow the hebrew masoretic text, titling this book after joel the prophet, the recipient of the message from god 1. Book of joel old testament britannica encyclopedia britannica. Intro to joel biblica the international bible society. He is a regular contributor to national geographic magazine, and an eagle scout. Check out the other facts about the book of joel in this gallery. Joel reflects on the day of the lord and how true repentance will bring about the great restoration hoped for in the other prophetic books. The book of joel, though, like many prophecies, sometimes jumps from one time period to another. Historical background and summary of the book of joel in easy to study bible. God sent joel to get the people to turn from their sins so he could restore the nation.1677 10 389 184 1033 242 717 1568 877 1227 425 198 1344 1148 1448 1030 88 1579 1211 652 164 279 49 329 631 512 1161 987