Biblical Writings

Psalm 23

A new translation and interpretation of the popular Psalm 23

The Book of Chronicles

The final book of the Bible recounts the nation's history, but what it emphasizes and de-emphasizes is telling.


Eicha, the Book of Lamentations, asks important questions that address the theological crisis following the Jewish exile.

Ezra & Nehemiah

Those who returned from Babylonia sought to reclaim Judah's former glory, despite major challenges.

Biblical Wisdom Literature

Biblical Wisdom Literature. Ketuvim, Biblical Writings. Jewish Bible. The Tanakh. Jewish Texts.


Despite the cynical tone of Ecclesiastes, it has been given a place of joy and honor in the Jewish cycle of readings.

All About Esther

The book of Esther is not a historical document in the usual sense--but that doesn't undermine its importance as a religious book in the Jewish canon.

The Conventions of Biblical Poetry

A brief introduction to the devices and characteristics of in this biblical genre.

The Story of the Book of Ruth

An analysis of the book read on Shavuot.

The Book of Daniel

The Book of Daniel contains narratives about a seer named Daniel, and prophecies also appearing in his name, but the man himself--if he is only one man--nevertheless remains elusive.