Biblical and Theological Studies Department
2008-9 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, Albright Institute for Archaeological Research, Jerusalem
2007- Field Director, Co-Principal Investigator, Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon
2007- Research Associate, Harvard Semitic Museum, Harvard University
2000-2004 Assistant Professor of Archaeology, Wheaton College
2001 Doctor of Philosophy- Harvard University, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Dissertation: The Seaport of Ashkelon in the Seventh Century BCE: a petrographic study
2000 Master of Arts- Harvard University, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
1995 Master of Arts- Miami University, Ancient History
1992 Bachelor of Science- Philadelphia College of Bible, Bible
About Daniel Master
My archaeological research is part of the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon (see web link below). The ancient city of Ashkelon was founded in the Stone Age and remained a major port until the end of the Crusades. This market town linked ancient highland kingdoms like Israel and Judah to lucrative Mediterranean markets.
- Archaeology of Syria-Palestine
- Historical Geography
- Old Testament Archaeology
- Religions of Israel and the Ancient Near East
- Advanced Seminar: Ashkelon and the Ports of the Mediterranean
- Advanced Seminar: Greeks in the East
- Advanced Seminar: Advanced Historical Geography
- Advanced Seminar: Ancient Economy
- Advanced Seminar: Social Background of the Biblical Writers
- Advanced Seminar: Tell Dothan
- Advanced Seminar: Maritime Archaeology
- Advanced Seminar: The Late Bronze Age Transition in Palestine
- Old Testament Literature
The Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~semitic/ashkelon_dig.html
Wheaton College’s expedition to Tel Dothan, 1953-1964 http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~semitic/wl/publications/dothan1.html
2009 “From the Buqêcah to Ashkelon” in Exploring the Longue Durée: Essays in Honor of Lawrence E. Stager. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.
2008 Israelite Settlement at the Margins of the Northern Hill Country” in Critical Issues in Early Israelite History. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.
2008 Lawrence E. Stager, J. David Schloen, Daniel M. Master, Ashkelon 1: Introduction and Overview (1985-2006). Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.
2008 “Grid System and Field Methods” and “Stratigraphic Overview” in Ashkelon 1
2007 Review of Ashdod VI: The Excavations of Areas H and K (1968-1969), by Moshe Dothan and David Ben-Schlomo, Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 347: 110-112
2005 Daniel M. Master, John M. Monson, Egon H.E. Lass, and George Pierce, Tell Dothan I. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.
2005 “Iron I Chronology at Ashkelon: Preliminary Results of the Leon Levy Expedition,” in Radiocarbon Dating and the Bible, ed. T. Levy. Equinox.
2005 “ Ashkelon” in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books, ed. B. T. Arnold and H. G. M. Williamson. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press.
2004 “Reconstructing the Tenth Century in Ancient Israel,” Chapter 15 in One hundred years of American archaeology in the Middle East: proceedings of the American Schools of Oriental Research centennial celebration, Washington DC, April 2000, ed. D. R. Clark and V. H. Matthews. Boston, MA: American Schools of Oriental Research.
2003, “Trade and Politics: Ashkelon’s Balancing Act in the Seventh Century BCE,” Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 330: 47-63.
2003, Review of Tell Taannak 1963-1968, Vol IV.No 2: The Iron Age Cultic Structure, by Frank Frick, Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 329: 81-82.
2003, John Monson and Daniel Master, “Symposium Honors Larry Stager,” Semitic Museum News, Harvard University 6(2): 1-4.
2002, Ballard, Robert D., Lawrence E. Stager, Daniel M. Master, Dana Yoerger, David Mindell, Louis L. Whitcomb, Hanumant Singh, and Dennis Piechota, “Iron Age Shipwrecks in Deep Water off Ashkelon, Israel,” American Journal of Archaeology.
2001, The Seaport of Ashkelon in the Seventh Century BCE: a petrographic study. Ph.D. dissertation presented to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University.
2001, “State Formation Theory and the Kingdom of Ancient Israel,” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 60 (2): 117-131.