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Welcome to my website. As a professional author and educator, I aim to create a better understanding of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and its cultural world. Here you can learn about me, my book "Etrog: How a Chinese Fruit Became a Jewish Symbol," and the Institute of Biblical Culture, which I founded and direct.

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David Z. Moster


I am the founder and director of the Institute of Biblical Culture, an online community of learners dedicated to studying the Bible and its world from Jewish, Christian, and Academic perspectives. I received my PhD in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament from Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel under the tutelage of Professor Yigal Levin, a world expert in biblical geography, society, and history. Before attending Bar-Ilan, I spent two years in Israel and a decade in New York City, where I received a B.A., M.A., M.S., and Rabbinical Degree from Yeshiva University, and an M.A. from New York University. I have written dozens of articles for publications such as The Journal of Biblical Literature and The Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception. I live in Yonkers, New York with my wife, a Psychiatrist, and our two children.

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Get in touch with me for speaking engagements, questions about my book, or for more information about the Institute of Biblical Culture.

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