Joel denotes one undertaking. His ancestry. He was a Prophet of Judah, 1. The occasion of this Prophecy, the drought of the land. The Argument of the Prophecy, 2. The time of the Prophecy, and of the age of the Prophet. He was a σύγχρονος/ contemporary of Jeremiah, 3. The parts are: I. A description of the threatening famine and drought of the land, as heralding the day of the Lord (Joel 1:1-2:17). II. Corporal and spiritual promises made to believers (Joel 2:18-32). III. A denunciation of judgment against the nations (Joel 3). A Synoptic Table of the book, and its Interpreters, ancient, Reformed, Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Hebrew, 4.
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