(person) A Hebrew prophet, probably of the 5th cent. b.c.
A male given name.
(biblical) A book of the Old Testament and the HebrewTanakh.
(biblical) A minor prophet, a son of Samuel, and other Old Testament persons.
Origin of joel
Hebrew yô’ēlYahweh (is) GodyôYahwehhwy in Semitic roots ’ēlGodℵl in Semitic roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Hebrewיוֹאֵל (yoél, “Joel”), from "Yahweh (is) God". As a medieval French and English given name, it is also a rendering of the Breton saint's name Judicaël (related to Joyce and Jocelyn).
Joel Sentence Examples
In the exile, but probably after 50o B.C., an important section of the Hexateuch, usually called the Priest's Code (P), was drawn up. At various times in the same century are to be placed the book of Job, the post-exilic parts of Isaiah, the books of Joel, Jonah, Malachi and the Song of Songs.
Tradition claims that King Athelstan threw up defensive earthworks here, but the existing castle is attributed to Joel of Totnes, who held the manor during the reign of William the Conqueror, and also founded a Cluniac priory, dedicated to St Mary Magdalene.
Ros Needle landed a 6lbs carp using a boilie hook bait Middle Pond Joel Rees caught a 7lb carp on Wednesday.
There was much bandying about of Joel Borden's name.
Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, and the Psalmist have a kindred burthen for Edom.