Joel

noun
Jo·​el | \ ˈjō(-ə)l How to pronounce Joel (audio) \

Definition of Joel

1 : the traditionally assumed author of the book of Joel
2 : a narrative and apocalyptic book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see Bible Table

First Known Use of Joel

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Joel

Latin, from Greek Iōēl, from Hebrew Yō'ēl

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“Joel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Joel. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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