Daniel Kunkel

A photo of Daniel Kunkel, a doctoral student in the biblical studies track in the Theology Department at Fordham University



B.A. - San José State University, 2017
M.A. - San José State University, 2019
M.A. - Reformed Theological Seminary, 2023
M.Div. - Southern Seminary, 2023


Daniel is a first-year doctoral student born and raised in the Central Valley of California. He attended school in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he received a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Communication studies. Then Daniel pursued a Masters degree in Biblical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary in New York City. At Reformed Seminary, Daniel specialized in Ancient Near Eastern languages and cultures. Lastly, Daniel obtained his Masters of Divinity from Southern Seminary. Daniel’s research interest areas include the Pauline corpus, ritual studies, and text critical work in the New Testament. Before his academic studies, Daniel worked in campus ministry in the Bay Area and New York. Daniel is a competitive runner in his free time and enjoys spending time with his high-school sweetheart, Sara, and their little chihuahua, Conchita. Daniel and Sara live in Brooklyn, NY.

Daniel's publications include the following.


  • Book review of The Letter to the Ephesians, Pillar New Testament Commentary by Constantine Campbell. Southern Seminary Journal of Theology (2023).
  • Book review of Romans: Evangelical Biblical Theology Commentary by David Peterson. Midwestern Journal of Theology (2023).
  • Book review of Jesus the Purifier: John’s Gospel and the Fourth Quest for the Historical Jesus by Craig Blomberg. Bulletin for Biblical Research (Forthcoming).


  • Presented: “The ‘Seed’ of Israel: The Agricultural and Grain Storage Patterns of the Southern Levant from the Late Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age Transition” at The History of Israel in Its Land, New York University Colloquium. (2022).