A Brief Introduction to Joel


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The Prophet Joel has been called “the prophet of Pentecost”, “the prophet of hopefulness” and the “the prophet of the Spirit”, yet in spite of these nicknames, little is actually known about him as a man. In fact, there is a very great disagreement among scholars as to when his ministry took place, with estimates that range from around 900 BC to as late as 350 BC… and just about everywhere in between. I can only say that I think he belongs somewhere around 835 BC, and leave you to make your own call.

What is clear about Joel is his message, which as is true with most prophets was one of warning and hope. As you might suppose from his nicknames, his writings contain a very strong message of hope; more so than just about any other prophet, major or minor. I suppose that this would be a good…

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Published by Vincent S Artale Jr

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