If you ask average Bible readers what they know about the book of Joel, they might answer with one word: “Locusts!” This is not a bad memory hook, because a debilitating locust plague provides the backdrop of the book and a portion of its contents. Due to locusts, the people of Judah were in a wretched condition— suffering a national catastrophe— when God inspired the prophet Joel to bring a message to them.
What does Joel tell the desperate people to do in their crisis? Rev Thomas P. Nass digs into the background, translation, style, and the historical interpretation of this Minor Prophet. The Book of Joel is a book of comfort and hope for believers who are suffering. For people who feel that they are at the end of their rope, God paints a glorious picture of better days to come.
Featuring Excursuses on:
- Were the Old Testament Prophets at Odds with the Priests?
- Law and Gospel in Joel and the Prophets
- The Trinity in the Old Testament
- and many more.