290129《Guzik’s Commentaries on the Bible – Joel》(David Guzik).doc

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Guzik’s C ommentaries on the Bible – Joel (David Guzik) Commentator David Guzik is the pastor of Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara, having come to serve that congregation in July 2010. For seven years before that, David was the director of Calvary Chapel Bible College Germany, near Siegen, Germany. David took this position in January of 2003, after serving for fourteen years as the founding and Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel of Simi Valley. He has been in pastoral ministry since 1982. David has no formal Bible College or seminary training, but does have a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. David, his wife Inga-Lill, live in Santa Barbara, California. Their three children are grown; Aan-Sofie serves as a missionary in Ireland, Nathan lives in Los Angeles, and Jonathan lives in Santa Barbara. David has many interests, but one passion among them is to know God's Word and to make it known to others. Each week many thousands of users all over the globe - mostly pastors and teachers - use David Guzik's Bible commentary on- line, on cd-rom, and in print. Currently there are no commentary information for the following books: Proverbs, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel. You can keep updated with the work of Calvary Chapel Bible College Germany through their internet home page at . You can contact Pastor David through Enduring Word Media 01 Chapter 1 Verses 1-20 Joel 1:1-20 - THE DAY OF THE LORD BRINGS JUDAH LOW A. Locusts devastate the land of Judah. 1. (Joel 1:1-4 ) The remarkable plague of locusts upon Judah.
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The word of the LORD that came to Joel the son of Pethuel. Hear this, you elders, and give ear, all you inhabitants of the land! Has anything like this happened in your days, or even in the days of your fathers? Tell your children about it, let your children tell their children, and their children another generation. What the chewing locust left, the swarming locust has eaten; what the swarming locust left, the crawling locust has eaten; and what the crawling locust left, the consuming locust has eaten. a. The word of the LORD that came to Joel : The prophet Joel spoke to the southern kingdom of Judah, and makes no reference to the northern kingdom of Israel. It’s hard to pin down his exact time, because he doesn’t mention any other kings or prophets. Many scholars date the book of Joel to 835 B.C. i. This makes Joel a pre-exilic prophet, who ministered before the fall of the northern kingdom of Israel (721 B.C.) or the southern kingdom of Judah (586 B.C.). Other pre-exilic prophets include Obadiah, Jonah, Hosea, Amos, Isaiah, and Micah. Joel is one of the earliest prophets - only Obadiah prophesied before his time (845 B.C.). ii. 835 B.C. was a time of turmoil and transition in Judah, at the end of the reign of the Queen Mother Athaliah and the beginning of the reign of King Joash. Athaliah seized power at the sudden death in battle of her son Ahaziah, who only reigned one year (2 Kings 8:26 , 2 Kings 11:1 ).
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