Shawn Zelig Aster is Assistant Professor of Bible at Yeshiva University.
Articles by Shawn Aster
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 and Nehemiah
Those who returned from Babylonia sought to reclaim Judah's former glory, despite major challenges.
The Book of Kings: Religion Meets Geo-Politics, Ancient Style
The Judean and Israelite monarchies from the rise of King Solomon to the destruction of the First Temple in Jerusalem.
The 12 Minor Prophets
Twelve "minor prophets" form one "book" concluding the Prophets, the middle section of the Hebrew Bible.
Biblical and Rabbinic Attitudes Toward Non-Jews
Early Jewish texts affirmed the universal fraternity of humankind, while asserting the importance of Jewish distinctiveness.