Mitchell First has written over 150 articles on Hebrew words, Jewish liturgy, and Jewish history.
- The Order of the Letters in the Hebrew Alphabet
- Why Was Moses Commanded to Remove His Shoes at the Burning Bush?
- Did the Israelites Borrow from the Egyptians at the Time of the Exodus? (forthcoming)
- The Distinction between Neviim and Ketuvim, and Insights into the Canon
I have read the essays of Mitchell First in Jewish journals for several years. All of them have revealed meticulous research, careful thinking, and original insight. His work on Esther in particular is nothing short of groundbreaking. For example, where many previous scholars have sought but failed to find evidence of Esther’s life in non-Jewish sources, Mitchell First has uncovered such evidence in the works of classical Greek historians (e.g., Herodotus, Xenophon, and Ctesias). His analysis is more than illuminating; it is inspiring. Highly recommended.