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Michael G. Hasel, Ph.D.

Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology             
Director, Institute of Archaeology
Curator, Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum
 

Contact Information:

Office Location: 121 Hackman Hall

Office Phone: 423.236.2986

Email: mhasel@southern.edu

 

Dr. Michael G. Hasel has taught Near Eastern studies, and archaeology at Southern since 1998. In the 1995-96 academic year, he was the Samuel H. Kress Fellow at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem. In 2005 he served as a Senior Fulbright Scholar at the Cyprus-American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI) in Nicosia, Cyprus, funded by the U.S. Department of State.

The Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum was inaugurated on the campus of Southern Adventist University in 2004. As curator of the museum, Hasel was responsible for planning and displaying art and objects from the ancient Near East in a state-of-the-art exhibit entitled “Vessels in Time: A Journey Into the Biblical World.” The museum has won several awards from the Tennessee Association of Museums.

Dr. Hasel has participated and served in administrative capacities on nine different excavations in the Middle East, including Gezer, Ashkelon, Dor, Miqne-Ekron, Masada, Hazor in Israel; and at Idalion, Cyprus, and Jalul in Jordan. Currently the Institute of Archaeology at Southern Adventist University is a consortium member and senior partner of the Khirbet Qeiyafa Archaeological Project with The Hebrew University. Dr. Hasel serves as Associate Director of this excavation

He is married to Giselle Hasel, a professor of art history in the School of Visual Art and Design at Southern. Together they have two children, Daniella and Sarah, who enjoy traveling with their parents whenever possible.

 

Education and Degrees:

  • Ph.D. – The University of Arizona, Near Eastern Studies and Anthropology
  • M.A. – The University of Arizona, Near Eastern Studies and Anthropology
  • M.A. – Andrews University, Archaeology and History of Antiquity, Old Testament
  • B.A. – Andrews University, Religion, German Languages and Literature, Anthropology

 

Professional Memberships:

  • American Oriental Society
  • American Schools of Oriental Research
  • Archaeological Institute of America
  • Israel Exploration Society
  • National Geograghic Society
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Tennessee Association of Museums

 

Undergraduate Classes Dr. Hasel Teaches:

  • Old Testament Studies I and II
  • Hebrew I and II
  • Archaeology and the Old Testament
  • Archaeology and the New Testament
  • Exodus, Egyptian Warfare, and Archaeology
  • Middle East Study Tour
  • Museum Studies
  • Archaeological Fieldwork
  • Archaeological Method and Theory 

 

Graduate Classes Dr. Hasel Teaches:

• Biblical Hermeneutics
• Research Methods
• Middle East Studt Tour
• Archaeology and Bible Interpretation
• Archaeological Fieldwork
 

Speaking:
Dr. Hasel has lectured widely, speaking on university campuses and at international symposia, professional meetings, and church meetings throughout North America, South America, Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

 

Publications:

Books include:

  • Domination and Resistance: Egyptian Military Activity in the Southern Levant, 1300-1185 B.C. (Brill, 1998).
  • Military Practice and Polemic: Israel's Laws of Warfare in Near Eastern Perspective (Andrews University Press, 2005).
  • The Name Equation: Eastern Mediterranean People, Places, and Polities During the Egyptian New Kingdom, in progress.

 

Dr. Hasel is also the author of articles and book reviews appearing in Andrews University Seminary StudiesBulletin of Biblical Research, Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Göttingen Miszellen, Israel Exploration Journal, Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections, Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Qadmoniot, Strata: Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society, Theologika, and Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft. As well as a contributor to The Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible and the New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible.

 

 

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