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by C.I. Scofield
Book Introduction - Joel
Joel, a prophet of Judah, probably exercised his ministry during the reign of Joash (2 Chronicles 22:0. to 24.). In his youth he may have known Elijah, and he certainly was a contemporary of Elisha. The plagues of insects, which were the token of the divine chastening, give occasion for the unveiling of the coming "day of the Lord" (Isaiah 2:12; Isaiah 2:12 refs.), in its two aspects of judgment on the Gentiles and blessing for Israel.
Joel is in three chief parts: The plague of insects, Joel 1:1-20. The day of the Lord, Joel 2:1-3:8. Retrospect of the day of the Lord, and full kingdom blessing, Joel 3:9-21.
the Week of Proper 13 / Ordinary 18