To answer your question, i thought it would be fun to pretend to interview joel. Home columbia encyclopedia philosophy and religion the bible old testament joel. This was the setting for joel s plea that the people return to the lord in repentance and faith. Joel is referred to only once in the new testament acts 2.
William martin joel best known as billy joel is an american singer, songwriter and a pianist. Book of joel bible study chapter 1 locuts, destruction. Joels familiarity with this area and the worship in the temple suggests that he lived in judah, possibly even in the city of jerusalem itself. For i will cleanse their blood that i have not cleansed. Interesting facts about joel osteen chloe simpson july 2, 2014 joel osteen is americas most popular preacher, televangelist and author of the best selling books your best life now, i declare and break out. Along my study in joel i discovered a god of second chances and his infinite love towards me. After a superscription ascribing the prophecy to joel son of pethuel, the book may be broken down into the. A team of editors takes feedback from our visitors to keep trivia as up to date and as accurate as possible. Our online book of joel trivia quizzes can be adapted to suit your requirements for taking some of the top book of joel quizzes. The 66 books of the bible are divided into 1,189 chapters consisting of 31,173 verses. The book of joel describes the day of the lord through locust swarms, war scenes, and powerful imagery in order for readers to comprehend its magnitude. Now its interesting to note that the largest amount of work by a single author in the new testament is a nonjew, its luke. The book of joel, a prophetic book of the old testament of the bible, derives its name from the prophet joel.
Book of joel overview insight for living ministries. The book of joel written around 800bc and begins by describing a disastrous attack of locusts in the country of judah. Born on may 9, 1949, he has released several hit songs and has chalked out his name in the american music history. The term indicates the short length of the text in relation to longer prophetic texts known as the major prophets. I actually knew most of the facts since i am reading a book called the auschwitz escape. We know little of the prophet joel beyond a few personal details contained in the book itself. Joel osteen succeeded his father as the senior pastor of lakewood church. And in that day the locusts would seem as gnats to the people who refused to turn to god in obedience. The date of composition was probably between 400 and 350 bc, although some scholars place it much earlier 9th 7th century bc. Are next lesson is about joel prophesying in the land of judah. The word of the lord that came to joel the son ofch. Aug 24, 2012 joels name means the lord is god and when god used him to judge israel.
Joel robuchon facts, bio, family, life, updates 2020. The book of joel, despite being one of the smaller books in the old testament, the truths and insights in this book are overwhelming. The date the book of joel was written has aroused a good deal of discussion among biblical scholars. The specific place from which joel wrote is not known. Stay connected amidst social distancing receive weekly bible studies to share with family and friends. Joel osteen preached his first sermon on january 17, 1999, few days before his father john osteen passed away.
This attack causes significant damage to the economy and agriculture as this disaster of locusts is accompanied by a severe famine throughout the land. Facts about the book of joel page 2 of 11 only one hope. Interesting facts about habakkuk biblical facts and comments. Interesting facts about amos barnes bible charts meaning. Now its not by chance then that lukes main hero in the book of acts is the apostle paul because paul refers to himself as the apostle to the gentiles. Joel was a prophet of ancient israel, the second of the twelve minor prophets and according to the book itself the author of the book of joel. It is possible that joel may have been a contemporary of elisha in israel. The message of joel is timeless, forming doctrine which could be repeated and applied in any age. The book states that it was written by the prophet joel, although nothing is said about himself except that he was the son of pethuel. God sent joel to get the people to turn from their sins so he could restore the nation.
Sep 28, 2015 view cnn s fast facts on billy joel and learn more about the songwriter, composer and performer called the piano man. God compares the past to the future in the book of joel. Some scholars believe that the work comes from the persian period read more. The overriding theme of the book of joel is the day of the lord, a day of gods wrath and judgment. A comprehensive database of book of joel quizzes online, test your knowledge with book of joel quiz questions. At first joel osteen started copying his fathers preaching style, but afterward he managed to create his own. This is the day in which god reveals his attributes of wrath, power and holiness, and it is a terrifying day to his enemies. The great army of locusts advances like darkness spreading over the mountains 2. Looking for some quick facts about the bible itself. Joel sartore is an awardwinning photographer, speaker, author, conservationist, and the 2018 national geographic explorer of the year. What is the book of joel about and how does it apply to us today. The book of obadiah is the only one chapter book in the old testament.
Joel osteen started gaining popularity on a national level after the publication of his first book. Obadiah probably lived in the southern kingdom of judah. The jewish canon lumps all together as the twelve and divides joel into four chapters. The following additional short summary of the book of joel contains facts and information taken from eastons bible dictionary.
In the first chapter, the day of the lord is experienced historically by the plague of locusts upon the land. The dates of joel whose name means yahweh is god are difficult to ascertain. Nov 10, 2012 the photographer talks to sean ohagan about his new book, which celebrates his 50 years of finding the wow factor in everyday places. Access dozens of amazing facts topical scripture books from pastor doug and others. His father, pethuel, is mentioned nowhere else in the bible. A one of a kind collection of bible facts meredith, joel l. Joel provides very vivid and poetic descriptions of the locusts. The prophet joel cannot be identified with any of the 12 other figures in the ot who have the same name. Joel also tells the people of a certain day that is coming the day of the lord. Watch our overview video on the book of joel, which breaks down.
The book states that it was written by the prophet joel, although nothing is said about the book states that it was written by the prophet joel, although nothing is s. Joel robuchon born 7 april 1945 in poitiers, france is a french chef and restaurateur. His first book, your best life now has sold 5 million copies. Interesting facts about joel osteen interesting facts. It provides a short synopsis of this biblical book of the scripture with reference with interesting points or lessons to be learned from the summary of these famous biblical events and people. The threechapter book of joel is one that speaks of one of gods judgments on mankind. Joel prophesied in judah locust in judah we are moving forward with our exploring bible history. Interesting facts about habakkuk biblical facts and. The book of joel, the second of the twelve minor prophets, is a short work of only three chapters. His ministry reaches over seven million broadcast media viewers weekly in over 100 nations around the world. Joel warned that a far worse daythe day of the lord, a day of gods wrath and judgmentwould come. It is believed that he did not live far from jerusalem. The book of the twelve prophets was originally on one parchment roll because of the brevity of the text, and together formed one book of the 24 books of hebrew scripture. The book of joel is part of the hebrew bible, one of twelve prophetic books known as the twelve minor prophets.
The book that joel left us is a brief one just three chapters but it is full of significant things. Summary of the book of joel the story of the bible. On that day, a there is a pouring of divine wrath on gods enemies and at the same time a pouring of divine blessing on his people. The book of joel is part of the jewish tanakh, and also the old testament of the christian bible. He only started delivering sermons a week before his fathers passing. Lessons from joel discovering a god of second chances.
Joel scott osteen born march 5, 1963 is an american author, televangelist, and the senior pastor of lakewood church in houston, texas. Jul 02, 2014 together with his wife, joel held over live night of hope events around the world, preaching the gospel and the hope of christ. He is a regular contributor to national geographic magazine, and an eagle scout. It provides a short synopsis of this biblical book of the scripture with reference with interesting points or lessons to be learned from the summary of. Mar 23, 2014 n it is possible that joel may have been a contemporary of elisha in israel. View cnn s fast facts on billy joel and learn more about the songwriter, composer and performer called the piano man. Interesting facts about joel 29th book in the old testament. Nothing other than his name is known about the prophet. References to this climactic event run throughout the old testament prophets. Today he is the televangelist pastor with millions of followers and has written numerous bestselling books.
The book of joel is one of the books of the old testament in the bible. This book is broken down into many sections but starts with a lamentation over a locust plague and a draught. Joel s call to lament, promise of salvation, and announcement of judgement on the nations and how these are developed in the structure of the book. The book of joels importance to the canon of scripture stems from its being the first to develop an oftmentioned biblical idea. It was most likely written between 835 and 800 years before the birth of jesus christ. While a plague of locusts is the theme of the book, it foreshadows other judgments yet to come. Twelve other men in the old testament have this name, none of whom can be identified with the author of this book. The superscription of the book names the prophet joel son of pethuel as the author. The prophet joel as imagined by michelangelo fresco, sistine chapel ceiling, 15081512 russian icon of the prophet joel iconostasis of kizhi monastery, c. The book relates nothing about joel except his name and that of his father. Its also fascinating how in a book that is so ancient, god has messages that is so relevant to us, born centuries after the book was written. On the day of pentecost following the death, burial and resurrection of christ, the apostle peter quotes from joel in acts 2. Joel says god will, however, bless those who obey him.
Joel s name means the lord is god and when god used him to judge israel. First, he describes them in the form of the agricultural devastation. No indication of the authors life, time, or place of residence is given, and the name of the prophet is not mentioned again either within the book itself or anywhere else in the bible. Here are some of the interesting facts you should know about this most famous televangelist. His hallmarks are a sense of humor and a midwestern work ethic. Joel was gods spokesman during the reign of king joash 835796 b. From this book, we can see that he was acquainted with the land, the farming and the. An interesting collection of littleknown bible facts. This summary of the book of joel provides information about the title, authors, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of joel.
Jan 02, 2020 the overriding theme of the book of joel is the day of the lord, a day of gods wrath and judgment. Historical background and summary of the book of joel in easy to study bible. This is what was spoken by the prophet joel desiring god. You will be my witnesses the book of acts amazing facts. It is a collection of the oracles of an otherwise unknown prophet, dated variously from the 9th to the 3d cent. Jan 01, 2009 merediths complete book of bible lists. Check out the other facts about the book of joel in this gallery. He identified himself as the son of pethuel, preached to the people of judah, and expressed a great deal of interest in jerusalem. We all live in a world that is becoming more and more antigod and it is ripe for judgement. Joel osteen was born on march 5, 1963, in houston, texas. Book of joel, second of 12 old testament books that bear the names of the minor prophets. The context of the book of joel in relation to its main theme the day of yhwh.
By the numbers and other interesting facts updated jan 05, 2019. Old testament tanakh this category is for questions and answers related to joel, as asked by users of. The greek septuagint lxx, and latin vulgate versions follow the hebrew masoretic text, titling this book after joel the prophet, the recipient of the message from god 1. The bible contains 66 books 39 books in the old testament and 27 books in the new testament. Posted may 28, 20 joel osteen, pastor of lakewood church in houston, tx. For, behold, in those days, and in that timeselect another book. A short cut to the world history of the negro rogers, j. Is it true that you\re a real old testament prophet.
It was most likely written between 835 and 800 years before the. Israel was occupied by a foreign power when joel was prophesying in the area. Joel wasnt the only old testament prophet who longed for the day when god would saturate his people with his spirit. A nation has invaded my land, powerful and without number. Joel fun facts page 2 old testament tanakh fun trivia quizzes. Check this list of interesting and littleknown bible historical facts and trivia. Interesting facts about joel biblical facts and comments. Joel s main subject is the coming of what he calls the day of the lord.110 702 1470 494 664 537 1356 1112 693 1616 846 505 1660 1173 1166 494 1397 819 100 293 1381 720 695 1205 464 190 362 1574 954 63 1428 74 1460 758 67 837 1406 510 230 64