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Love Our Enemies; Joel 1-3
Season 9, Episode 3 • 03-Sep-2021
The book of the prophet Joel comes after the book of Hosea and represents prophecies given by the man of the same name. Joel means, “Yah is God” and his book is only 73 verses long, making it one of the shortest in the entire Old Testament. The time of Joel is disputed, it is likely from before the time of the Assyrian or Babylonian captures of Israel and Judah, and in this case would date to around 836-796 BC. Another theory
places it after the Babylonian exile sometime between 500-300 BC. The book deals with a plague of locusts that plunges the land into a time of famine. The prophet blames the unrepentance and sinfulness of the people; their waves of failure become physical disasters that consume the land. There would be no harvest, no stored food – nothing to celebrate – all because of sin.
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