A foreign army thunders in to deliver gods punishment. Joel was probably the first of the so called writing prophets. The wakeup call contributed on dec 28, 2007 based on 6 ratings 4,999 views. The contents of the book may be analyzed further as follows. The prophecy of joel awaits the great and the terrible day of the lord which is yet future see joel 3. Joel bible study outlinecontents by chapter and verse. An exposition of the scriptures by dallas seminary faculty. Looking to the day of the lord prelude, chapters 1. The genre of joel is narrative and prophetic oracle. 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. God is sovereignly guiding the affairs of earths history toward his preconceived final goal 1. Watch our overview video on the book of joel, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought.
Joel and obadiah were roughly contemporaries about the same time as elijah and elisha in the 9th century b. A teaching outline for the book of joel a study of the book of joel reveals that this prophet provides a foundational text not only for understanding future events, but also for understanding other passages of scripture, since it is a text upon which. This invasion of locusts destroys everythingthe fields of grain, the vineyards, the gardens and the trees. After a superscription ascribing the prophecy to joel son of pethuel, the book may be broken down into the following sections. The book of joel, a prophetic book of the old testament of the bible, derives its name from the prophet joel. God always provides blessings for those who remain faithful to him 1 pet. Joel unfolds and develops a new concept, the day of the lord, as do the prophets that follow him. The spirit filled only the believers, not all flesh as joel predicts. However, this little book is like an atom bombit is not very big, but it sure is potent and powerful. Judah, the setting for the book, is devastated by a vast horde of locusts.
Most scholars date the book after the exile to babylon 586 b. The prophet joel cannot be identified with any of the 12 other figures in the ot who have the same name. Book of joel overview insight for living ministries. The day of the lord, insect plague, valley of decision. Detailed outline of the book of joel bible blender. Joel is a narrative and prophetic source of wisdom.
Studies in the minor prophets joel the day of the lord. Its a beautiful view even with the warehouses of fradley park in the middle distance. Physical hardships should remind us of god and encourage us to draw closer to him matt. Hope joel points to a time where the jerusalem will never again be invaded 3. Setting where is this taking place, voice who tells the story in this chapter, timeline, basic outline bullet points of what happens. The name joel means yahweh is god or perhaps whose god is the lord. The book of joel also makes ample mention of priests, temple rituals, and nations, such as phoenicia, philistia, egypt, and edom, that were prominent in the late ninth century bc. The book of joel gives an account of gods intervention in the affairs of israel zeph. Joel provides a graphic description of the locust plague 14 2. Historical background and summary of the book of joel in easy to study. God compares the past to the future in the book of joel. Joel is referred to only once in the new testament acts 2. The term indicates the short length of the text in relation to longer prophetic texts known as the major prophets. The second major problem in the book concerns the fulfillment of.
Joel summary we have detailed a brief summary of the book of joel for bible study or sunday school lessons. Summary of the book of joel the story of the bible. A summary, synopsis or recap is a shortened version of the original. 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. Book of joel bible survey what are the major prophets and minor prophets. The book of joel is part of the hebrew bible, one of twelve prophetic books known as the twelve minor prophets. Title the greek septuagint and latin vulgate versions follow the hebrew masoretic text, titling this book after joel the prophet, the recipient of the message from god 1. Book of joel contributed by aarron ellerman on dec 28, 2007 message contributor based on 23 ratings rate this series 30,927 views. The extent god will go to in order to wake his people from thier apathy. God promises to send his spirit joel the book of joel easyenglish bible the day of the lord joel a commentary by roy rohu. The judgment against judah and the day of the lord 1. After a superscription ascribing the prophecy to joel son of pethuel, the book may be broken down into the.
Joel, a prophet of judah, probably exercised his ministry during the reign of joash 2 chronicles 22 to 24. The three aspects of his vision increase in scope as the book progresses. He calls for people to weep over the devastation 512 b. He identified himself as the son of pethuel, preached to the people.
Its purpose was to call the southern kingdom to repentance or prepare for the coming judgment. Just come with me for a moment in your imagination to the top of eastern avenue, up near the friary school. He presently is a member of the board of trustees of that institution. Joel also figures large in the new testament, with some 28 references. This outline and bibliography are offered with the prayer that they will enhance the study of the book of hosea for the busy pastor who must take time from an already busy schedule to make preparation for a weeks study in his church. Outline of the booka plague destroys the land joel 1. Ultimately the book of joel will find its fulfillment in the great tribulation, the time of jacobs trouble, preceding the judgment of the nations 3. It is debated whether joel is one of the earliest prophets or the latest. The book of joel echoes several messages of value to christians. We know little of the prophet joel beyond a few personal details contained in the book itself. The blue letter bible ministry and the blb institute hold to the historical, conservative christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of scripture. The author of the prophecy is identified only as joel the son of pethuel. With an emphasis on clarity and brevity, it features a streamlined and updated format and the absolute essence of the subject, presented in a concise and readily understandable form. I use a concept borrowed from elizabeth george in her book write away to outline fiction.
The nostress way for writers to outline by david carr. Lament over a great locust plague and a severe drought 1. An overview of the book of joel sermon by christopher. Of the prophet joel, we know nothing, except that he was the son of pethuel 1. Locusts invade israel, signaling the coming day of the lord. The book of joel joel, was probably the first of the so called writing prophets. Key personalities are joel and the people of judah. May you discover him as you read his letter to you. A teaching outline for the book of joel expository. The book is universally called joel after its author.
The book of joel was likely written between 835 and 800 b. The wonders that joel said would appear in the heavens were not in evidence on the day of pentecost. In his youth he may have known elijah, and he certainly was a contemporary of elisha. Joel has often been called the prophet of pentecost because of his reference to spiritual blessings. A jewish tradition links him with obadiah, the servant of wicked king ahab. It is our sincere hope that this outline of obadiah will aid you in your study of gods holy word. The book of joel accounts for justice over evil in a form thats unique to the other old testament prophets. The prophet joels vivid description of the plague, and the style in which this short three chapter book was written has made it a powerful classic of hebrew literature. The book of joel states that its author was the prophet joel joel 1.
Joel reflects on the day of the lord and how true repentance will bring about the great restoration hoped for in the other prophetic books. Joel is a seminal book for an understanding of the prophetic message. All of this points to a date of approximately 835 bc or soon after, making joel one of the earliest writing prophets, as well as a contemporary of the prophet elisha. Book of joel bible study chapter 1 locuts, destruction. Bible blender november 10, 2010 detailed outline of the book of joel 20171014t10.
In this book, gods people are made to understand that even in the midst of divine judgment there is always hope if they will seek the lord. Lerner was a professor and the chairman of the business division at sullivan county community college. This outline of joel is intended to assist you in your study of gods word his letter to you. The book of joel was written to the people of israel. How does god restore the years that the locusts have eaten joel 2. A simple twopart outline may be used, as this first sample shows. Schaums easy outline of bookkeeping and accounting. Unlike the other books, joel tells us a story about a terrible plague of locusts that seems to. Joel is bright and flowing, his imagery and language are fine driver, introduction to the literature of the old testament. Evidently joel is a prophet to judah, as he makes several references to the house of the lord see also vv. It deals with their past and it deals with their future. Little is known about joel, a prophet from judah perhaps jerusalem. The latter part of joel points to the hope all christians have within us.
A teaching outline for the book of joel a study of the book of joel reveals that this prophet provides a foundational text not only for understanding future events, but also for understanding other passages of scripture, since it is a text upon which even other prophets rely cf. Title the book is universally called joel after its author. 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. Why did god use a locust swarm to punish israel joel 1. The prophecy of joel may seem unimportant as it contains only three brief chapters. Nothing other than his name is known about the prophet. The locusts, a foretaste of the day of the lord joel 1. Like joel, we know almost nothing about the prophet obadiah. Joel calls the inhabitants of judah and jerusalem to lament and return to the lord during a time of national disaster.1385 310 345 80 391 545 1023 623 443 1292 1101 1007 409 1087 588 1580 197 207 1209 537 1367 25 1540 682 187 245 146 698 1092 143 143 429