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3 definitions found
 for Joel
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Joel
      n 1: a Hebrew minor prophet
      2: an Old Testament book telling Joel's prophecies [syn: Joel,
         Book of Joel]

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Joel
     Jehovah is his God. (1.) The oldest of Samuel's two sons
     appointed by him as judges in Beersheba (1 Sam. 8:2). (See
     VASHNI (n/a).) (2.) A descendant of Reuben (1 Chr. 5:4,8). (3.)
     One of David's famous warriors (1 Chr. 11:38). (4.) A Levite of
     the family of Gershom (1 Chr. 15:7, 11). (5.) 1 Chr. 7:3. (6.) 1
     Chr. 27:20. (7.) The second of the twelve minor prophets. He was
     the son of Pethuel. His personal history is only known from his
     book.
     

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) :

  Joel, he that wills or commands
  

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