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The Prophet Joel Joel is the second of 12 Minor Prophets in the Old Testament of the Bible He is placed between the prophets Hosea and Amos this information can be used later in determining the time in which his book was written The book of Joel is divided into four chapters In the book there is no reculation about Joel himself except his name and his fathers name The theme of the Book of Joel is that salvation will come to Judah and Jerusalem only when the people turn to Yahweh The prophet Joel plays a very significant role in the Bible and also has a message of great importance to deliver to the people of Yahweh There is a small degree of information known about the Prophet Joel It is known that his name signifies Jehovah is God Joel always had an original approach when he faced the problems in his time Because of Joels duty as a preacher of repentance he takes high nobility among the twelve prophets It is also stated that he is the son of Pethuel Like Hosea he Joel distinguished himself from others of the same name by the mention of his unknown father Pusey 143 It can also be possible that Joel was an inhabitant of Judah or even a citizen of Jerusalem This can be proven by the constant repetition of the words Zion and children of Zion 2 I 23 and also of Judah and Jerusalem 3 I 6 Many scholars believe that Joel was also a priest because of his wide range of knowledge of the Temple and also of the worship programs It is concluded from the works that Joel has written that he was a very literate person or according to John Watts a literary prophecy that is prophecy composed to be read 12 This can be seen through Joels extensive prophetic writing and also in his
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