Matthew Lynch, PhD

Job Title: 

Visiting Professor of Old Testament

First Name: 

Matthew

Last Name: 

Lynch

Education: 

Postdoctoral Research, Georg-August Universität Göttingen, 2011-13 Ph.D., Hebrew Bible, Emory University 2012 Th.M., Old Testament, Regent College 2008 M.A., Christian Studies, Regent College 2006 B.A., Biblical Studies, Cairn University 2001

Bio: 

Matt teaches Old Testament and serves as Dean of Studies at Westminstser Theological Centre (WTC). Matt is the author of Monotheism and Institutions in the Book of Chronicles (Mohr Siebeck, 2014) and various articles on the Old Testament. He also co-hosts a podcast on biblical studies (onscript.study) and blogs regularly at theologicalmisc.net

Matt is particularly interested in helping students grasp the theological and literary contours of the Old Testament, wrestle through its ethical and historical challenges, and understand its ongoing significance. Matt is married and has two children.

Education:
Postdoctoral Research, Georg-August Universität Göttingen, 2011-13, Ph.D., Hebrew Bible, Emory University 2012, Th.M., Old Testament, Regent College 2008, M.A., Christian Studies, Regent College 2006, B.A., Biblical Studies, Cairn University 2001

Books:
Monotheism and Institutions in the Book of Chronicles: Temple, Priesthood, and Kingship in Post-Exilic Perspective.
Forschungen zum Alten Testament II. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014.

Articles:

  • “Mapping Monotheism: Modes of Monotheistic Rhetoric in the Hebrew Bible.” Vetus Testamentum 64 (2014):47-68.
  • “House.” Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception. Edited by Hans-Josef Klauck et al. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2013.
  • “The Prophet’s šartum u sissiktum ‘Hair and Hem’ and the Mantic Context of Prophetic Oracles at Mari.” Journal for the Study of Ancient Near Eastern Religions 13 (2013):11-29.
  • “Divine Supremacy and the Temple in the Book of Chronicles: 2 Chronicles 2 and the Fifth Book of Psalms.” Forthcoming essay in the Proceedings of the “Psalmen und Chronik” Conference held at the Ludwig Maximilians Universität München. Munich: August 20-23, 2012.
  • Co-translation of the book of Job for the Common English Bible. Nashville: Abingdon, 2011.
  • “Dam [blood].” Cols. 689-95 in Theologische Wörterbuch zu dem Qumrantexte. Band 1; Edited by Josef Fabry, Ulrich Dahmen et al; Bonn: Kohlhammer, 2011.
  • “Neglected Physical Dimensions of ‘Shame’ Terminology in the Hebrew Bible.” Biblica 91 (2010): 499-517.
  • “Zion’s Warrior and the Nations: Isaiah 59:15b-63:6 within Isaiah’s Zion Traditions.” The Catholic Biblical Quarterly 70.2 (2008): 244-263.
  • “Bursting at the Seams: Phonetic Rhetoric in the Speeches of Elihu.” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 30.3 (2006): 345-64.

Personal Site:
wtctheology.academia.edu/MatthewLynch