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Joel

[ joh-uhl ]
/ ˈdʒoʊ əl /
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noun

a Minor Prophet of the postexilic period.
a book of the Bible bearing his name.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “the Lord is God.”

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Joel
/ (ˈdʒəʊəl) /

noun Old Testament

a Hebrew prophet
the book containing his oracles
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