Joel or Yoel may refer to:

  • Joel (given name), origin of the name including a list of people with the first name
  • Joel (prophet), a prophet of an ancient Israel
    • Book of Joel, a book in the Jewish Tanakh, and the Christian Bible
  • Joel (son of Samuel), firstborn son of Samuel.
  • JO:EL, Danish rapper, singer and producer, signed to Danish Tabu Records

Joel is the surname of:

  • Joel family, a British family of brothers who became rich from diamond and gold mining in South Africa
  • Alex Joel
  • Billy Joel, an American singer-songwriter
  • Karl Joel (philosopher), German philosopher
  • Karl Amson Joel, German entrepreneur
  • Lawrence Joel, American war hero and Medal of Honor recipient
  • Manuel Joël, Silesian Jewish philosopher
  • Richard M. Joel, president of Yeshiva University
  • Robert Joel, American actor

Joel or Yoel is the given name of:

  • Joel Spitzer, smoking cessation educator who often signs his posts "Joel"
  • Joel Stransky, South African rugby union player
  • Yoel Judah, American 3x world champion kickboxer and boxer & trainer
  • Yoel Teitelbaum former Rebbe of Satmar. He was probably the best known Haredi opponent of all forms of modern political Zionism.
  • Joel Spolsky, software engineer

Famous quotes containing the word joel:

    They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
    Bible: Hebrew Isaiah, 2:4.

    The words reappear in Micah 4:3, and the reverse injunction is made in Joel 3:10 (”Beat your plowshares into swords ...”)