Historian. Took Middle Eastern Studies at Bar-Ilan University, then ancient Jewish history at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Tuval's "From Jerusalem Priest to Roman Jew: On Josephus and the Paradigms of Ancient Judaism" (Tübingen: Mohr-Siebeck, 2013) is based on his PhD dissertation at the Hebrew U.
A postdoctoral scholar at the Hebrew U in 2011-12, a visiting scholar at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) in 2012-13, a visiting research fellow at Ludwig-Maximilians Universität in Munich (Germany) in 2013-15. Author of a number of scholarly and popular-scientific articles. Scholarly editor of the new Russian translation and commentary on the four Books of Maccabees (Moscow-Jerusalem: Mosty Kultury-Gesharim, 2014).
Itinerant lecturer and organizer of study field-tours to archaeological and historical sites, as well as extreme adventures of varying levels of insanity, in Israel, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Morocco, and other countries.