NOTES ON The Book of JOEL
Joel speaks of the same judgments that Amos does: whence it isprobable they appeared about the same time, Amos in Israel, and Joel in Judah. Now Amos prophesied in the days of Jeroboam the second. (Amos 7:10.) In this prophecy,
- The desolation made by armies of insects is described:
- The people are called to repentance;
- Promises are made of mercy to the penitent, and of the pouring out of the spirit in the latter days.
- The cause of God's people is pleaded against their enemies, and glorious things are spoken of the Gospel - Jerusalem.