Joel (/ˈdʒoʊəl/; Hebrew: יוֹאֵל – Yōʾēl; Greek: Ἰωήλ – Iōḗl; Syriac: ܝܘܐܝܠ‎ – Yu’il) was a prophet of ancient Israel, the second of the twelve minor prophets and the author of the Book of Joel. He is mentioned by name only once in the Hebrew Bible, in the introduction to his own brief book, as the son of Pethuel (Joel 1:1). The name Joel combines the covenant name of God, YHWH (or Yahweh), and El (god), and has been translated as “one to whom YHWH is God,” that is, a worshiper of YHWH.[1]

He is believed to have lived in the 9th century BCE, but the dating of his book is still debated. The book’s mention of Greeks [2] has not given scholars any help in dating the text since the Greeks were known to have had access to Judah from Mycenaean times (c. 1600–1100 BC).[3] However, the book’s mention of Judah’s suffering [4] and to the standing temple [5] have led some scholars to place the date of the book in the post-exilic period, after the construction of the Second Temple.[citation needed] Joel was originally from Judah/Judea, and, judging from its prominence in his prophecy, was quite possibly a prophet associated with the ritual of Solomon’s or even the Second temple.[6]

According to a long-standing tradition, Joel was buried in Gush Halav.[7]

On the Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar, his feast day is October 19.[8]

In the Roman Martyrology the prophet is commemorated on July 13.[9]

He is commemorated with the other Minor prophets in the Calendar of saints of the Armenian Apostolic Church on July 31.

Joel’s statement that “I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions” was applied by St Peter in his sermon at Pentecost to the events of that day.[10] Since then, other religious figures have interpreted the words as having special significance for their own time.[example needed]

According to the Eastern Orthodox Christian hymns, the ancient hymnographer Anatolius links Joel’s prophecy to the birth of Christ. In Joel 2:30, he says that the blood refers to the Incarnation of Jesus Christ, the fire to the Divinity of Christ, and the pillars of smoke to the Holy Spirit.[11]


Joel Shooting Board

Phoenix Blue Productions is in the process of producing all 150 psalms as word-for-word pieces with original scores. (Russ Ixer). These will be simply set to video with ‘nature-scapes’ style footage from Cinematographer Chris Tangey to produce approximately 9 hours of TBN-style content such as “Reflections” (produced by the Daystar Christian Television Network) is one of the most successful programs for this franchise. With a very simple montage format (of “stock footage” background landscapes), melodic worship music and scripture overlay it recieves testimonies from around the globe from those that have been touched and impacted by the program. The book of “Psalms” alone could expect similar success.

Cultural Relevance

King Solomon, is Multi – Faith According to the Talmud, Solomon is one of the 48 prophets. In the Quran, he is considered a major prophet, and Muslims generally refer to him by the Arabic variant Sulayman, son of David.

The Hebrew Bible credits him as the builder of the First Temple in Jerusalem, beginning in the fourth year of his reign, using the vast wealth he and his father had accumulated. He dedicated the temple to Yahweh, the God of Israel

King Solomon is recognised by the Muslims, and by the Jews. The extensive ‘narrative’ style of the script is acceptable to middle eastern cultures who still value the storytelling tradition. We expect this story to have great success throughout the Middle East and the third world.

Production Style (Treatment)


For western cultures the ‘long-form’ style of this film will immediately place it into the “art-house’ category. The temptation would always be there to modernise the script to make it more palatable to a 21st century culture, however this is not the purpose of this production. The script will do all the work. There will be criticism of the length of the dialogue and the simplicity of the production, but those who are engaged will become immensely loyal supporters of this project.





Bearded Prophet, wandering the desert seeking Yahweh.



United States:             TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network)

Middle East:                Arabic Translation Al Hayat CMTV P/L (Christian Media TV)

Kingdom Sat:              Leading The Way International – J.Youssef

China:                          Chinese Translation God TV Australia – W.Knapman


Joel is a template for many of the prophetic dialogues throughout the Bible. To promote this book the online marketing platforms will include millions of emails and broad marketed (cross platform) digital distribution. Because this is a “niche” product the ability to position this at the top of this category is simple, effective and powerful. This is an ‘opportunistic’ positioning that will assist in establishing market category leadership positioning.

Market Research

Jeremiah is a 1998 American made-for-television biblical epic drama film produced for RAI and starring Patrick Dempsey as the Biblical prophet Jeremiah.[1]The film originally aired on RAI network on December 14, 1998 (Italy) and PAX TV on August 27, 2000 (United States). It is also part of TNT‘s Bible Collection series.

Last Days in the Desert is an American drama film about the temptation of Christ, directed and written by Rodrigo García. It stars Ewan McGregorTye SheridanCiarán Hinds and Ayelet Zurer. The film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2015, and began a limited theatrical release on May 13, 2016

Elijah, the chieftain of an ancient middle-eastern tribe, leads a party of his fellow tribesmen to spy upon the strange, nocturnal sacrifice of a pagan queen. Their cover blown, they flee from the Omrites altar horrified that the pagans are sacrificing a small baby. A fitful sleep is interrupted by a supernatural voice warning Elijah and the spies of an enemy’s approach, just as a swarm of armed Omrites invade and kill, leaving only Elijah and a handful of others unscathed. In the morning, they discover the bodies of their slain kinsmen even as Elijah leads them to see a field pocked with more of the pagan altars — altars that they tear down.

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