About Me

David Z. Moster is a research fellow in the department of Judaic Studies at Brooklyn College, a lecturer in Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins at Nyack College, and a PhD candidate in Biblical Studies at Bar-Ilan University. He previously studied Ancient Israelite and Near Eastern History at New York University (M.A.) and Hebrew Bible, Jewish Philosophy, Jewish Education, and Rabbinics at Yeshiva University (B.A., M.A., M.S., Semicha). David has written articles for The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, the Journal of Biblical Literature, and the Biblical Archaeology Society’s Bible History Daily. In addition to his dissertation about the biblical tribe of Manasseh, he is currently writing about each of the 929 chapters of the Hebrew Bible on this blog, 929chapters.com.

68 thoughts on “About Me

  • Hey Dave,

    The blog is great! I read it every night before I go to sleep. The pictures and captions are excellent, keep it up!

  • David,

    It is an awe and an inspiration to watch you work so diligently. I am impressed by your devotion and perseverance.

    “Chazak Ve’Ematzh”
    You should go mechayil el chayil!

  • Hi David,
    Wow!!! You never seize to amaze me! This blog is incredible. I am enjoying it immensely. Thank you for sharing this with me and all the other lucky people that get to enjoy it! I am looking forward to the next 903 days of the daily chapter. I feel privileged that in my own way I can be a part of this amazing project! Hatzlachah!!!!!!

  • Hi Dave,
    I just wanted to let you know I loved the photo for psalm 143. The connection between the photo and the chapter is very powerful. I love the inclusion of the photo, it really brings all the pieces of the perek together for me.

  • Hi David,

    I am so proud of you this, looks amazing (and your picture is adorable too!) I wish you lots of luck and please keep me in mind so every time you learn hashem gives me some mitzvot too! 🙂 Chag Sameach!

    Love, Aviva

  • This blog is AWESOME, I think ur the best. Great picture, love the sweatshirt and the non-sporty-socks that I know ur wearing ;*), cant wait 2 read more blogggggg!

  • Good luck! Remember what Ecclesiastes said:

    “Behold, this have I found, saith Koheleth, adding one thing to another, to find out the account;” (7:27).

    Josh

  • hey David,
    This website is amazing. Continue inspiring, you are an amazing person. What you are doing is really cool and I really wish you all the best not only with this but with everything in life. keep it real and remember keep the flame alive.

  • Dovid’le,
    This is a most excellent “blog,” though I hate to use that term. This is more like a sefer in its own right. Keep doing you.

    Best,

    T Squared

  • Hey David,
    I’m just seeing this now for the first time, looks really cool,
    good luck, keep posting and keeping the rest of us informed….

  • David,

    This is an amazing project and I wish you continued hatzlacha in this and in all your endeavors. May Toras Hashem continue to enlighten you, excite you, and strengthen you each and every day (Tehillim 19)!

  • Dear Dovid Zev,
    I’m really impressed with your determination. Keep it up! You’ll be a scholar in no time!
    Love,
    ACU
    P.S. Baruch Hashem!

  • Dear David,

    When your bible classes are oversubscribed, please remember the Schainker, Burian, and Glazer children. I wouldn’t want them to miss the opportunity to learn from such an outstanding person and gifted bible scholar. Thanks for sharing your blog with me. I’m looking forward to sharing #929 with you and your family.
    Love,
    Sheryl

  • To the Exalted and Holy Moster McToaster,

    Your daily chapter blog gives me daily encouragement that the works of our prophets are not super boring. It has opened up avenues and perspectives in scholarship I have never considered. In your honor I have chosen to name my first child after you (or possibly after the blog but “The Daily Chapter” is a clunky first name).

    Thanks for all of your amazing work,

    D Mo Money

  • David great website I love how you use picture to decpit scenes and not just a picture of teh scene. I plan on using this method in my classroom for gemara!!
    Thanks
    I sent your adress to the Ramaz Judaic studies faculty
    yigal

  • It’s great to see that some scholars possess the mind, tools and capability to convey tanakh clearly and insightfully. Baruch Hashem.

  • Moster,

    Your energetic persistence to learn, teach and inspire is itself inspiring. This website is phenomenal. May you continue to grow from it, with it, and help others do the same.

    So proud,

    Zvi

  • hey david, im a college gradute myslf, having spent an ion of time at Alberta Bible College, i graduated with A Bachelor’s of Religious Education with msjor in Youth Ministry. i came across this webpage as i was looking for commentaries for the bible study im working on. i may just book mark the site and come back at a later date. be blessed

  • Dave, I love your blog! It rocks my world, just like you do! Thanks for your contricution to the world at large, really.

    Your fan,
    Zalman

  • Dave,

    FYI, your blogs’ “Hit Status”= 53, 646 hits.

    Now, you might think that a bunch of different people have “hit” up your blog…I am here to inform you that it has been me at LEAST 20% of the time.

    THIS THING IS AWESOME!!!

    Keep it up–I’m rooting for you :)!!!

    Talk to you soon!

    Ms. Michal

  • Hey, I think your blog might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your blog site in Safari, it looks fine but
    when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.
    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up!
    Other then that, terrific blog!

  • Hello David,
    I’m not Jewish, but my grandfather was. I find deep comfort and insights from the prophets and enjoy the clarity and insights that your blog is portraying. I’m also rather artsy, so I really look forward to the pictures. I found you while googling lapis lazuli to try and figure out what Ezekiel was talking about. Thankyou for your hard work and sharing with the world.
    In your tradition and mine…

    Baruch Hashem! Corrie

  • Hi David, thanks so much for this blog. I’m currently studying to become a tour guide in Israel and this is a great help.

    ישר כוח!

    Ariel

  • Hi,
    Do you cover any work in the new testament?
    It would be nice to cover some stuff on the book of Romans… Our small group is currently going through that book.

  • Hello David. Just came across your amazing work this Shabbat morning. What a remarkable project you’ve undertaken. Looking forward to reading your material.

  • Dave,

    Regarding “Fruit in the Bible”, I’m interested in what ways might the specific mention (and form) of fruit help flesh out details surrounding the passage. Do specific fruits give geographic hints? Cultural hints? Seasonal/chronological hints? Etc. Thanks!

  • Hello! Shalom! My name is Donna Sue Baker Dearmond. My mother was part Jewish. My husband Daniel ; his mother was also part Jewish. We are Christians who LOVE studying ancient Jewish History and Manuscripts together as a hobby. I enjoy your blog! My email is : dsbd7777@gmail.com And my husband’s is Daniel.dearmond@yahoo.com
    We would truly appreciate reading other writings and papers you have written and or published! G-D Bless you and make is face to shine upon you and give you peace! Do you have any referenced readings to suggest on The Essenes and , also on , the current
    Religious miracles witnessed by those serving in the Israeli Military ? I read some interesting eye witness accounts of these miracles occurring in Israel and unto her enemies a few years ago. Are you familiar with what subject I refer to?
    Respectfully, Donna Dearmond 5102 Quail Ct. # 3 Louisville , Ky, 40213 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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