Joel definition

jōəl
A Hebrew prophet of the sixth century bc .
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(name, person, proper) A masculine name.
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The book of his preachings.
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(person) A Hebrew prophet, probably of the 5th cent. b.c.
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A male given name.
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(biblical) A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
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(biblical) A minor prophet, a son of Samuel, and other Old Testament persons.
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Origin of joel

  • Hebrew yô’ēl Yahweh (is) God Yahweh hwy in Semitic roots ’ēl God ℵl in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Hebrew יוֹאֵל (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).

    From Wiktionary