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Jo·el 1

A Hebrew prophet of the sixth century bc.

[Hebrew yô'ēl, Yahweh (is) God : , Yahweh; see hwy in Semitic roots + 'ēl, God; see ʔl in Semitic roots.]

Jo·el 2

See Table at Bible.

[After Joel.]
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1. (Bible) a Hebrew prophet
2. (Bible) the book containing his oracles
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(ˈdʒoʊ əl)

1. a Minor Prophet of the postexilic period.
2. a book of the Bible bearing his name.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Joel - a Hebrew minor prophet
2.Joel - an Old Testament book telling Joel's prophecies
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Nebiim, Prophets - the second of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
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References in classic literature ?
Joel Hartley at home, who was so sick with the consumption, HAD to sleep out of doors.
It isn't that I've got the consumption, you know, like Joel Hartley.
If the next ill usage I received from Joel Dethridge found me an unchanged woman, it was borne in strongly on my mind that I should be as likely as not to get my deliverance from him by my own hand.
'Don't try me too far, Joel, for your own sake,' was all I said.
Run for Joel will take place at Sandwell Valley Park in West Bromwich on Sunday, September 8 - officially launched by Black Country comedienne Doreen Tipton - and will see keen participants jog along a 5km race or 3km colour blast fun run.
An avid sportsman, Joel, who played for Acklam Rugby Club in Saltersgill, had also inhaled nitrous oxide - more commonly known as 'hippie crack' - at the party.
After a second roommate dies, the home moves Frank de Selby into Joel's room.
Talented football referee Joel, his uncle Adrian Evans and grandfather Patrick Evans died in the beach attack, near Sousse, in June 2015.
Now his team mates are organising "one last game for Joel" to remember the 20-year-old from Gellifor, Denbighshire.
'We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Joel Chacha as Tell-Em PR's general manager.
Now, Laura Hall has been given - at the worst - three months to live and Joel is tying the knot with fiancee Lily Groves on May 3, making sure the 59-year-old will be well enough to attend.