No one really knows when the book was written or when Joel lived The book contains two equal parts (Joel 1:2-2:17) and (Joel 2:18-27).

The first section describes a drought and a plague of locusts which had devastated the land in Joel's time. Joel calls
for sorrow and repentance which will bring help and save the people. He could not remember a time when anything
like this had occurred and felt that it would probably not occur again in his lifetime. Everything had been stripped
bare. No grai...
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