Ketuvim

Queen Esther: Destiny’s Child

The Purim story is a reminder of our essential power for human agency.

The Book of Job

The book of Job challenges the simple equation of suffering with punishment, by telling the story of one righteous man's confrontation with overwhelming misfortune.

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.

Lamentations

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

Ezra and 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.

Ecclesiastes

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The book of Esther is not a historical document in the usual sense--but that doesn't undermine its importance as a religious book in the Jewish canon.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