Definition of


  1. (noun, person) a Hebrew minor prophet
  2. (noun, communication) an Old Testament book telling Joel's prophecies

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Synonyms of Joel

book of joel

Origin of the word Joel

  1. masc. proper name, from Heb. Yoh'el, name of a minor O.T. prophet, lit. "the Lord is God;" the same name as Elijah (q.v.) but with the elements reversed. But the personal name that became common in Devon and Cornwall and the Breton districts of Yorkshire and the Eastern Counties immediately after the Conquest is from O.Bret. Iudhael, from Iud- "chief… more

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