Book of Joel

The Book of Joel is part of the Hebrew Bible. Joel is part of a group of twelve prophetic books known as the Twelve Minor Prophets. (The term indicates the short length of the text in relation longer prophetic texts known as the Major Prophets).

  • Lament over a great locust plague and a severe drought (1:1–2:17)
  • The effects of these events on agriculture, farmers, and on the supply of agricultural offerings for the Temple in Jerusalem, interspersed with a call to national lament. (1:1-20)
  • A more apocalyptic passage comparing the locusts to an army, and revealing that they are God’s army. (2:1-11)
    A call to national repentance in the face of God’s judgment. (2:12-17)
  • Promise of future blessings (2:18-32 or 2:18–3:5)
  • Banishment of the locusts and restoration of agricultural productivity as a divine response to national penitence. (2:18-27)
  • Future prophetic gifts to all God’s people, and the safety of God’s people in the face of cosmic cataclysm. (2:28-32 or 3:1-5)
  • Coming judgment on God’s (Israel’s) enemies and the vindication of Israel. (3:1-21 or 4:1-21)

The Book of Joel Explained – Old Testament Joel Bible Summary


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