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Smith's Bible Dictionary

Joel

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Jo'el. (to whom Jehovah is God).

1. Eldest son of Samuel, the prophet, 1 Samuel 8:2; 1 Chronicles 6:33; 1 Chronicles 15:17, and father of Heman, the singer. (B.C. 1094).

2. In 1 Chronicles 6:36, Authorized Version, Joel seems to be merely, a corruption of Shaul in 1 Chronicles 6:24.

3. A Simeonite chief. 1 Chronicles 4:35.

4. A descendant of Reuben. Junius and Tremellius make him, the son of Hanoeh, while others trace his descent through Carmi. 1 Chronicles 5:4. (B.C. before 1092).

5. Chief of the Gadites, who dwelt in the land of Bashan. 1 Chronicles 5:12. (B.C. 782).

6. The son of Izrahiah, of the tribe of Issachar. 1 Chronicles 7:3.

7. The brother of Nathan, of Zobah, 1 Chronicles 11:38, and one of David's guard.

8. The chief of the Gershomites, in the reign of David. 1 Chronicles 15:7; 1 Chronicles 15:11.

9. A Gershonite Levite, in the reign of David, son of Jehiel, a descendant of Laadan, and probably the same as Joel, 8. 1 Chronicles 23:8; 1 Chronicles 26:22. (B.C. 1014).

10. The son of Pedaiah, and a chief of the half-tribe of Manasseh, west of Jordan, in the reign of David. 1 Chronicles 27:20. (B.C. 1014).

11. A Kohathite Levite, in the reign of Hezekiah. 2 Chronicles 29:12. (B.C. 726).

12. One of the sons of Nebo, who returned with Ezra, and had married a foreign wife. Ezra 10:43. (B.C. 459).

13. The son of Zichri, a Benjamite. Nehemiah 11:9.

14. The second of the twelve minor prophets, the son of Pethuel, probably prophesied in Judah, in the reign of Uzziah, about B.C. 800.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Joel'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/j/joel.html. 1901.

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