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The Torah Learning Library of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

Written by Dr. Shawn Zelig Aster

About Dr. Shawn Zelig Aster

Dr. Shawn Zelig Aster is Senior Lecturer in the Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology at Bar-Ilan University. A specialist in Bible and the Biblical period, he works in prophetic literature, focussing on its historical context, and on connections between Biblical Israel and Mesopotamia. Dr. Aster holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA from McGill University, and an AB From Harvard University.