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Joel, Book of: Joel was probably a resident in Judah, as his commission was to that
people. He makes frequent mention of Judah and Jerusalem
(Joel 2:1,15,32; 3:1,12,17,20,21) He probably flourished in the reign of
Uzziah (about B.C. 800) and was contemporary with Amos and Isaiah.
The contents of this book are,
1. A prophecy of a great public calamity then impending over the
land, consisting of a want of water and an extraordinary plague
2. The prophet then calls on his countrymen to repent and to turn
to God, assuring them of his readiness to forgive
and foretelling the restoration of the land to its accustomed