Joel is the name of several people in the Bible.
The name means Jehovah is his God.
(1.) The oldest of Samuel's two sons appointed by him as judges in Beersheba (1 Sam. 8:2).
(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 and the author of the Book of Joel. He was the son of Pethuel. His personal history is only known from his book.
Initial text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897 -- Please update as needed