The Books of Joel and Amos: With Introduction and Notes (Classic Reprint)

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OF Joel nothing is known beyond what may be inferred, with greater or less probability, from the internal evidence supplied by the prophecy which bears his name. He is called in the title son of Pethuel, - or, as the LXX., Syr., and versions depen dent upon them read, Betnuel; but this is all that we are expressly told about him: there is not even any statement, such as we possess in the case of Hosea and Amos, for instance, respecting the period at which he lived. Joel's prophecy is concerned wholly with Judah; and that his home was in this country may be inferred with confidence from the terms in which he speaks repeatedly of Zion (ii. I, 15, iii. The clzila'ren of Zion (ii. 7uda/z ana' yerusalem (ii. 32, iii. I, I7, 18, the clzila'ren of 7udali (iii. 6, 8, I9), tne c/zildren of 7erusale7n (iii. And from the familiarity which he displays with the Temple and the ministrations of the priests (i. 9, I3, 14, 16, ii. 14, 17, iii. 18 b).

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