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Daniel D. Pioske

Daniel Pioske

Post-Doctoral Fellow and Instructor in Biblical Languages


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Daniel D. Pioske earned his B.A. in 2004 from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN., with majors in Political Science and Religion. He received his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2007, and in the Spring of 2012 completed his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary. His dissertation, “David’s Jerusalem: A History of Place,” reconstructs the landscape and lifeways of that Jerusalem connected in the biblical traditions to the figure of David (early 10th century BCE), and examines how this Jerusalem was remembered over time within the stories composed by later biblical authors. His research and teaching interests include the interconnections between place and memory in the ancient Mediterranean World, the literary culture of ancient Israel and Judah, the influence of historical theory on biblical hermeneutics, and the archaeology of the southern Levant.

Before joining Union, Dr. Pioske was an adjunct instructor at St. Joseph’s University and a teaching fellow at Princeton Theological Seminary. Dr. Pioske has participated in two archaeological excavations, the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon, Israel, and the Neubauer Expedition to Zincirli, Turkey, and retains an abiding interest in the interpretive relationship between the material remains and written discourse preserved from the ancient world. He has given papers on these themes at conferences held by American Schools of Oriental Research and the Society of Biblical Literature.


Elementary Biblical Hebrew I (Fall 2013)

Biblical Hebrew Reading: Scenes from the Life of David (Fall 2013)

Elementary Biblical Greek I (Fall 2013)

Elementary Biblical Hebrew II (Spring 2014)

The David Story: From the Bible to Rembrandt to Faulkner (Spring 2014)

Biblical Hebrew Reading: Israel’s Poetic Heritage (Spring 2014)

Elementary Biblical Greek II (Spring 2014)


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