Curriculum Vita

David Miano
Ancient Historian and Biblical Scholar

drmiano@davidmiano.net

Education:    Ph.D., History (Ancient), University of California, San Diego (2006). Dissertation: “Shadow on the Steps: Time Measurement in Ancient Israel.” Committee: David Noel Freedman (co-chair), William Propp (co-chair), Richard Friedman (Literature), David Goodblatt (History), Thomas Levy (Anthropology), Alden Mosshammer (History).

M.A., History (Ancient), University of California, San Diego (2003).

B.A., Classics, State University of New York at Buffalo (1999).

A.S., Communications, Niagara County Community College (1994)

Research Interests:   My research embraces the history of the ancient Mediterranean world and Near East, including Greece, Rome, Egypt, Israel, Mesopotamia, and Persia. My expertise lies in the fields of ancient chronological reckoning, cross-cultural interaction in the eastern Mediterranean, development of ancient religions, and historical analysis of biblical texts.

Languages:   Biblical Hebrew, Classical and New Testament Greek, Aramaic, Akkadian, Ugaritic, Modern Hebrew, French, German

Academic Employment:
Adjunct Instructor, Social and Behavioral Sciences Department, State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota (2016- )

Founder & Executive Director, Schola Antiquorum (2010-2015)

Adjunct Instructor, History Department, San Diego Mesa College (2005-2015)

Lecturer, History Department, UC San Diego (2003-2012)

Associate Instructor, Summer Session, UCSD (2002-2014)

Adjunct Instructor, History Dept, Univ.of San Diego (2005-2006, 2011, 2014-15)

Section Instructor, Revelle Humanities Program, UCSD (1999-2006)

Awards:         Revelle College Outstanding Faculty Award (2009)

Honors:

Dita Gumpel Judaic Studies Endowed Fellowship (2001)

Wexler Family Judaic Studies Fellowship Fund (2004)

Learned Societies:

Society of Biblical Literature (2001-present)

Association of Ancient Historians (2002-present)

Books:

Shadow on the Steps: Time Measurement in Ancient Israel (SBL, 2010).

Edited Volumes:       

Milk and Honey: Essays on Ancient Israel and the Bible in Appreciation of the Judaic Studies Program at the University of California, San Diego.  (with S. Malena; Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2007).

Ideas in the Making: A Sourcebook for World Intellectual History to 1300 (Cognella, 2013).

Pen, Stylus, and Chisel: An Ancient Egypt Sourcebook (Cognella, 2014).

The Early Church Historians: The Works of Eusebius, Socrates, and Evagrius (Cognella, 2017).

Journal Articles:       

“The Twelve Sepharim of the Torah” (The Biblical Historian 1/1 [2004] 21-42)

“The ‘Smoking Guns’ are Illusory” ([co-authored with David Noel Freedman and Shawna Dolansky] Biblical Archaeology Review March/April 2004)

Chapters in Edited Volumes:        

“Is the Shorter Reading Better? Haplography in the First Book of Chronicles” ([co-authored with David Noel Freedman] pp. 685-698 in Emanuel: Studies in the Hebrew Bible, Septuagint and Dead Sea Scrolls in Honor of Emanuel Tov, S. M. Paul, R. A. Kraft, L. H. Schiffman, and W. W. Fields, eds.; Leiden: Brill, 2003)

“People of the New Covenant” ([co-authored with David Noel Freedman] pp. 7-26 in The Concept of Covenant in Second Temple Judaism. S. Porter and J. deRoo, eds.; Leiden: Brill, 2003)

“Slip of the Eye: Accidental Omission in the Masoretic Tradition” ([co-authored with David Noel Freedman] pp. 273-299 in The Challenge of Bible Translation: Essays in Honor of Ronald F. Youngblood. G. Scorgie et al, eds.; Zondervan, 2003)

“Non-Acrostic Alphabetic Psalms” ([co-authored with David Noel Freedman] pp. 87-96 in The Psalms: Composition and Reception. P. Miller and P. Flint, eds.; Leiden: Brill, 2005)

“‘His Seed is Not’: 13th-Century Israel” ([co-authored with David Noel Freedman] pp. 295-301 in Confronting the Past: Archaeological and Historical Essays on Ancient Israel in Honor of William G. Dever. S. Gitin, J.E. Wright, and J.P. Dessel, eds.; Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2006)

“The Judaic Studies Program at UCSD: A History” ([co-authored with Sarah Malena] pp. xiii-xvi in Milk and Honey: Essays on Ancient Israel and the Bible in Appreciation of the Judaic Studies Program at the University of California, San Diego. S. Malena and D. Miano, eds.; Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2007).

“What Happened in the 14th Year of Hezekiah? A Historical Analysis of 2 Kings 18-20 in the Light of New Textual Considerations” (Pp. 113-132 in Milk and Honey: Essays on Ancient Israel and the Bible in Appreciation of the Judaic Studies Program at the University of California, San Diego. S. Malena and D. Miano, eds.; Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2007).

Encyclopedia Articles:       

“The Deuteronomic History: A Brief Introduction” (www.myjewishlearning.com, 2003)

“The Song of Deborah” in ABC-CLIO Encyclopedia of World History, Volumes 3 & 4: Early Civilizations: 4000-1000 BCE, K. M. McGeough, ed. (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO), 2012.

“The Song of the Sea” in ABC-CLIO Encyclopedia of World History, Volumes 3 & 4: Early Civilizations: 4000-1000 BCE, K. M. McGeough, ed. (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO), 2012.

“Yahweh” in Encyclopedia of Ancient History, R. Bagnall et al, eds. (Wiley-Blackwell), 2013.