The prophet Joel was an early and ancient prophet of God. Plain spoken and tough and as you will read for a reason. Referred to as a BCE prophet. (Before Common Era or Before Christian Era.) His ministry was during the years of about 835-796. My effort with this and all of the books we study is to give you an overview of each chapter and an explanation of the events covered in each chapter. I do not cover each verse because I believe it is important for you to read and learn for yourself. Amos was called by God to purify the Northern Tribes of Israel. The time of Amos was both during prosperous and bloody history of the entire nations of the region.