Question by  Jenny30 (161)

Who is believed to be the writer of the book of Joel?

I need more background information on the book of Joel.


Answer by  katyb (131)

The opening verses state that it was written by Joel himself, which is not doubted. Joel was probably written in Judah, or maybe Jerusalem, in 800 to 400 BCE.


Answer by  Kurt (4579)

The book of Joel is a short book in the Old Testament and is one of the 12 minor prophets. That comes from the books being very short rather than not having significance. The author is identified as Joel, the son of Pethuel. We really do not have any more historical evidence on who the author is.


Answer by  douglus (190)

the book of joel was written by joel himself. He wrote to warn the house of judah for the punishment that was to come if they were not to repent.


Answer by  elynne (1153)

From a evangelical viewpoint the human author of the book of Joel was the prophet Joel. But he didn't come up with the ideas expressed in the book. We believe that God the creator influnced and inspired Joel to write and speak what he did and have it recorded in the book

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