David A. Falk is a specialist in ancient Egypt and the Bible.
He received his Ph.D. from the University of Liverpool in Egyptology. He wrote a dissertation entitled Ritual Processional Furniture: A Material and Religious Phenomenon in Egypt, which established a new cultural context baseline for rituals by examining the material culture of temple furniture. That study was done as a context study on the background of the Ark of Covenant and is now being rewritten into a new book that will incorporate new findings and conclusions.
David holds three master’s degrees. He holds an MDiv degree and a MA in Near Eastern and Biblical archaeology and languages from Trinity International University, and a third master’s degree in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations from the University of Toronto. His BA in Philosophy is from the University of British Columbia.
His research has been focused on four primary interrelated areas: the history and rituals of ancient Egypt, the Old Testament and exodus, chronology and the digital humanities, and origins. He has also published in archaeometallurgy, lexicography, ancient warfare, and new religious movements.
In 2017 he developed a method to test chronologies for internal consistency. Groundhog: Chronology Test Laboratory can take a chronological hypothesis and compare it against all the synchronisms of the ancient Near East. It is the first method to be able to test a chronology raising the scientific rigor in the field of chronology by providing the ability to falsify a chronological hypothesis.
He has taught at a variety of academic levels, from middle school to post-graduate. Currently, he is a research associate at the Vancouver School of Theology.
Outside of the academic field, he has worked in the corporate world where he has obtained specialize skills in management, graphic design, and computers. He has held leadership positions at many the leading corporations in the USA: Oracle, IBM, GE, and Abbott Laboratories.
He has participated in community outreach events and public debates. He also speaks at churches, societies, schools, and academic conferences.