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    Dan Pioske is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Georgia Southern University where he teaches in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. His first book, “David’s Jerusalem: Between Memory and History,” was published by Routledge in 2015, and his second book, “Memory in a Time of Prose: Studies in Epistemology, Hebrew Scribalism, and the Biblical Past,” was published by Oxford in 2018. His research centers on the relationship between archaeology and the biblical writings, the history of ancient Israel, and how we read the Bible in the 21st century. He lives in Savannah, Georgia, with his wife Suzette and their two daughters, Eve and Esther.

    Education

    Ph.D. in Biblical Studies (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament)

    Princeton Theological Seminary, 2012

    Other Publications

    Monographs
    Reading with the Ruins: Archaeology, the Bible, and the Logic of Late Modernity (in preparation)
    Memory in a Time of Prose: Studies in Epistemology, Hebrew Scribalism, and the Biblical Past.
    New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. Pp. xiv + 304. 
    David’s Jerusalem: Between Memory and History.
    New York: Routledge, 2015. Pp. xx + 303. 
     
    Refereed Journal Articles
    “’And I Will Make Samaria a Ruin in the Open Country’ (Micah 1:6): On Biblical Ruins, Then and Now.” (in preparation)
     
    “Material Culture and Making Visible: On the Portrayal of Philistine Gath in the Book of Samuel,” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 43.1 (2018): 3-27.
     
                “The Scribe of David: A Portrait of a Life.” Maarav: A Journal for the Study of Northwest Semitic Languages and Literature 20.2 (2013 [published 2016]): 163-88. 
                “Prose Writing in an Age of Orality: A Study of 2 Sam 5:6-9.” Vetus Testamentum 66.2 (2016): 261-79. 
    “Retracing a Remembered Past: Methodological Remarks on Memory, History, and the   Hebrew Bible.” Biblical Interpretation 23.3 (2015): 291-315
    “Memory and its Materiality: The Case of Early Iron Age Khirbet Qeiyafa and Jerusalem.” Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft127.1 (2015): 78-95
    “David’s Jerusalem: A Sense of Place.” Near Eastern Archaeology 76.1 (2013): 4-15


    Invited Essays and Book Chapters
    “‘The Surrender of Jerusalem’ (2 Sam 15:13-37): Thoughts on Translation.”Lutheran Forum 52.3 (2018): 23-27. 
    “Memory and the Knowledge of Things Past.” Bible and Interpretation (March, 2015). Online at http://www.bibleinterp.com/opeds/2015/03/pio398031.shtml
                “Laying Claim to the Jerusalem of David.” Ancient Near East Today 2.8 (August, 2014). Online at http://asorblog.org/2014/08/12/davids-jerusalem/
    “Mizpah and the Possibilities of Forgetting.” Pages 247-259 in Memory and the City in Ancient Israel. Edited by Diana Edelman and Ehud Ben Zvi. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2014.    
     
    Reference Articles
    “Jerusalem.” Oxford Bibliographies in Biblical Studies Ed. Christopher Matthews. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (forthcoming)
    “Historiography, Ancient Near East and Hebrew Bible/Old Testament.” Pages 1124-29 In The Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception. Vol. XI: Halah – Hizquni Eds. Hans-Josef Klauck et al. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2015. 
    “David, Modern Europe and America.” Pages 212-14 in Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception. Vol. IV: Dabbesheth – Dreams and Dream Interpretation.Eds. Hans-Josef Klauck et al. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2012.
    “David, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament.” Pages 189-93 in Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception. Vol. IV: Dabbesheth – Dreams and Dream Interpretation.Eds. Hans-Josef Klauck et al. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2012.
    “Ugarit, History and Archaeology of.” Pages 699-701 in New Interpreters Dictionary of the Bible, Vol. V. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2009.
     
    Book Reviews
    Review of David Janzen, Chronicles and the Politics of Davidic Restoration: A Quiet Revolution.New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017. Biblical Interpretation (forthcoming)
    Review of Philip Davies, The History of Ancient Israel: A Guide for the Perplexed. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015. Review of Biblical Literature 7.18 (2018).
    Review of Bruce Routledge, Archaeology and State Theory: Subjects and Objects of Power. New York: Bloomsbury, 2014. Near Eastern Archaeology 78.4 (2015): 322-24. 
    Review of Israel Finkelstein, The Forgotten Kingdom: The Archaeology and History of Northern Israel. Ancient Near East Monographs 5. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2013.Review of Biblical Literature 10.14(2014).
    Review of Rachelle Gilmour, Representing the Past: A Literary Analysis of Narrative Historiography in the Book of Samuel. VTSupplement, 143. Leiden: Brill, 2011.Journal of Hebrew Scripture Volume 12 (2012).
    Review of Charles Gates, Ancient Cities: The Archaeology of Urban Life in the Ancient Near East and Egypt, Greece, and Rome.2nd Edition. London: Routledge, 2011.Near Eastern Archaeology 75:3 (2012): 188-89

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