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Joel/Book of Joel
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The book of Joel appears in the Hebrew canon as the second book of the Minor Prophets, following Hosea; in the Greek canon it comes fourth, following Hosea, Amos, and Micah (Bible: II). It is one of the three-chapter books of the Bible (divided into four chapters in Heb., three in Gk); it text (73 masoretic verses) probably filled some three columns of a scroll consisting of a single leaf or section. Three manuscripts of the Hebrew Minor Prophets contain portions of Joel (M. Abegg, The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible, 1999, 428–432). Quotations from ch…

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Seybold, Klaus, “Joel/Book of Joel”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_10868>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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