Dr. Matthew Walsh

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies

Ph: (902) 585-2226
Email: matthew.walsh@acadiau.ca
Office Number: 203

After entertaining the notion of teaching high school mathematics and chemistry, Matt realized that God was calling him to a life of ministry, teaching, and biblical scholarship. Matt is a graduate of Acadia, having received his M.Div. in pastoral ministry in 2005 and his M.A. (Th) in biblical studies in 2006.  An alum of McMaster University’s Religious Studies department, he recently defended his doctoral dissertation, which investigates how angelic beliefs contributed to the identity of the community responsible for the Dead Sea Scrolls.  At both Acadia and McMaster, Matt has received numerous scholarships, awards, and prizes for his work, including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship.

Matt’s academic employment includes lecturing in a sessional capacity for ADC (2008-2011), as well as serving as a tutorial instructor/teaching assistant at McMaster University (2010-2014). His scholarly interests include the texts and history of Second Temple Period Judaism (especially the Dead Sea Scrolls), Hebrew poetry, angelology, Christology, and the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament.

An ordained Baptist minister, Matt has served different local congregations in Nova Scotia and Ontario. During his days as a student at ADC, he was an interim youth worker at Wolfville Baptist Church (2003); he was the Pastor of Stewiacke Baptist Church, NS (2007-2010); he provided pulpit supply for Stone Ridge Chapel in Hamilton, ON (2011-2014); and he has most recently served as the Pastor of West End Baptist Church in Halifax, NS (2014-2016).

Matt is very fortunate to be married to Christine, and they have four children: Elijah, Joseph, Sarah, and Oliver.

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B.Sc. (Mount Saint Vincent University)
M.Div. (Acadia University)
M.A. (Th) (Acadia University)
Ph.D. (McMaster University)