Jo'ëd (Heb. Yoël', יוֹאֵל, Jehovah is his God; Sept. and N.T. Ι᾿ωήλ), the name of at least twelve men.
1. The oldest of the two sons of Samuel, appointed by him as judges in Beer-sheba, where their maladministration led to the popular desire for a monarchy (1Sa 8:2). SEE SAMUEL. In 1Ch 6:28, by a clerical error, he is called VASHNI SEE VASHNI (q.v.). B.C. cir. 1094. He appears to have been the father of Heman, the Levitical singer (1Ch 6:33; 1Ch 15:17).
2. A descendant of Reuben (but by what line does not appear), and father of Shemaiah or Shema, several incidents in the history of whose posterity are related (1Ch 5:4,8). B.C. considerably ante 1092.
3. Brother of Nathan of Zobah, and one of David's famous warriors (1Ch 11:38); called IGAL SEE IGAL (q.v.) in the parallel passage (2Sa 23:36);
4. The third named of the four sons of Izrahiah, a chieftain of the tribe of Issachar (1Ch 7:3). B.C. prob. cir. 1017.
5. A chief Levite of the family of Gershom, at the head of 130 Temple servitors (1Ch 15:7,11); probably the same with the third of the "sons" of Laadan (1Ch 23:8), and also with the son of Jehiel, who, with Zetham his brother, had charge of the "treasures of the house of the Lord" (1Ch 26:22). B.C. 1042.
6. Son of Pedaiah, and prince of the half tribe of Manasseh west (1Ch 27:20). B.C. 1014.
7. Son of Pethuel, and second of the twelve minor prophets (Joe 1:1). His history is only known from the contents of the book that bears his name.