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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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The new law was submitted by Knesset members (Yaref Leven, Moshe Matalan and Yo'el Hsson).This law aims to suffocate prisoners who are members of "Hamas" in the Israeli prisons by making their detention conditions much more difficult.
Yehoshua's contempt for the diaspora is present in nearly all his novels, and it is a frequent subject in his nonfiction as well; he has called it "a disease" and "immoral," a "neurotic solution." While The Lover and A Late Divorce are set in motion by the return of a meddling diasporite, in The Liberated Bride Yehoshua gives us a lively caricature of Rivlin's sister-in-law Ofra and her husband Yo'el, who breeze through the country for a few days once or twice a year, all the while piously declaring their love for the homeland.
(64.) On Engel and the Society for Jewish Folk Music, see Menashe Ravina, Yo'el Engel veha-Musikah ha-Yehudit (Tel Aviv, 1947), 61-63; Jehoash Hirshberg, Music in the Jewish Community of Palestine, 1880-1948 (Oxford, 1995), 78-92.