Ph.D. Dissertations

June 1980
Mitchel, Larry A.  (Adviser:  Lawrence T. Geraty)
THE HELLENISTIC AND ROMAN PERIODS AT TELL HESBAN, JORDAN
Published as Hesban 7.  Hellenistic and Roman Strata.  Berrien Springs:  Andrews University, 1992.
August 1982
Willis, Lloyd A.  (Adviser:  Lawrence T. Geraty)
USAGE OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL DATA IN NORTH AMERICAN SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST LITERATURE, 1937-1980
Published as Archaeology in Adventist Literature 1937-1980.  Andrews University Seminary Doctoral Dissertation Series 7.  Berrien Springs:  Andrews University, 1982.
June 1983
Storfjell, J. Bjørnar  (Adviser:  Lawrence T. Geraty)
THE STRATIGRAPHY OF TELL HESBAN, JORDAN IN THE BYZANTINE PERIOD
August 1989
Livingston, David P.  (Adviser:  J. Bjornar Størfjell)
KHIRBET NISYA 1979-1986:  A REPORT ON SIX SEASONS OF EXCAVATION
Published as Khirbet Nisya:  The Search for Biblical Ai 1979-2002.  Excavation of the site with Related Studies in Biblical Archaeology.  Manheim:  Associates for Biblical Research, 2003.
February 1995
Merling, David   (Adviser:  William H. Shea)
THE BOOK OF JOSHUA: ITS THEME AND USE IN DISCUSSIONS OF THE ISRAELITE CONQUEST AND SETTLEMENT AND THE RELATIONSHIP OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE BIBLE
Published as The Book of Joshua:  Its Theme and Role in Archaeological Discussions.  Andrews University Seminary Doctoral Dissertation Series 23.  Berrien Springs:  Andrews University, 1997.
May 1996
Gregor, Paul Ž.  (Adviser:  Randall W. Younker)
SOCIOPOLITICAL STRUCTURE OF TRANSJORDANIAN SOCIETIES DURING THE LATE BRONZE AND IRON I AGES (ca. 1500-1000 B.C.)
Published as Israel’s Cousins: Ammon, Moab, Edom during the Time of the Exodus.  Mandeville:  School of Religion and Theology, Northern Caribbean University, 2004.
November 2000
Ray, Paul J.  (Adviser:  Randall W. Younker)
TELL HESBAN AND VICINITY IN THE IRON AGE
Published as Hesban 6.  Tell Hesban and Vicinity in the Iron Age.  Berrien Springs:  Andrews University, 2001.
July 2002
Ziese, Mark S.  (Adviser:  Randall W. Younker)
THE EARLY BRONZE AGE CERAMIC ASSEMBLAGE FROM TELL TA‘ANNEK, PALESTINE
December 2007
Hawkins, Ralph K.  (Adviser:  Randall W. Younker)
THE IRON AGE I STRUCTURE ON MOUNT EBAL:  EXCAVATION AND INTERPRETATION
Published as The Iron Age I Structure on Mt. Ebal:  Excavation and Interpretation.  Bulletin for Biblical Research Supplement 6.  Winona Lake:  Eisenbrauns, 2012.
July 2008
Velázquez, Efraín II  (Adviser:  Randall W. Younker)
AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL READING OF MALACHI
December 2008
Mazani, Patrick  (Adviser:  Randall W. Younker)
THE BOOK OF DANIEL IN LIGHT OF THE ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN LITERARY AND MATERIAL FINDS:  AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE
September 2011
Castang, Lazarus  (Adviser:  Randall W. Younker)
A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE ORIGIN AND DIVINE CAUSATION OF DEATH IN ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN LITERATURE AND IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
December 2011
Udd, Kris J.  (Adviser:  Randall W. Younker)
BAB EDH-DHRA’, NUMEIRA, AND THE BIBLICAL PATRIARCHS:  A CHRONOLOGICAL STUDY
April 2012
Drey, Philip R.  (Adviser:  Randall W. Younker)
THE PERSIAN PERIOD POTTERY OF TALL AL-‘UMAYRI
May 2015
Chadwick, Christie G.  (Adviser:  Paul J. Ray)
ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE REALITY OF ANCIENT ISRAEL CONVERGENCES BETWEEN BIBLICAL AND EXTRA-BIBLCIAL SOURCES FOR THE MONARCHIC PERIOD
October 2016
Hudon, Jeffrey P.  (Adviser:  Randall W. Younker)
THE EXPANSION OF JUDAH UNDER UZZIAH INTO PHILISTIA:  THE HISTORICAL CREDIBILITY OF 2 CHRONICLES 26:6-7A IN LIGHT OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE
March 2019
Elkins, Stefanie P.  (Adviser:  Randall W. Younker)
CERAMIC ARCHITECTURAL MODELS FROM THE MADABA PLAINS REGION:  A SELECTED ART HISTORICAL ANALYSIS
April 2019
Baker, Leslie S.  (Adviser:  Randall W. Younker)
ARCHAEOLOGICAL BACKGROUNDS OF THE SANCTUARY:  A SEARCH FOR EGYPTIAN CULTURAL INFLUENCE IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE HEBREW TENT-SANCTUARY
April 2019
Laughlin, Vivian A.  (Advisers:  Sarolta A. Takács; Paul Ž. Gregor)
THE APPROPRIATION OF THE HELLENISTIC-EGYPTIAN CULT OF SERAPIS:  A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY STUDY FOCUSING ON AUGUSTUS, NERO, HADRIAN, THEIR COINAGE, AND VILLAS
May 2019
Chesnut, Owen D.  (Adviser:  Randall W. Younker)
A REASSESSMENT OF THE EXCAVATIONS OF TALL SAFUT
November 2019
Wakeman, Ronald H. (Adviser:  Randall W. Younker)
A STRATIGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF THE MIDDLE BRONZE AGE FROM THE TELL TAANACH EXCAVATIONS IN 1963, 1966, AND 1968