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Faculty

Rev. Dr. Matthew L. Walsh
Associate Professor of Biblical StudiesDean of Students
PHONE: (902) 585-2226EMAIL: matthew.walsh@acadiau.caOFFICE #: 211

Matt began his full-time service at ADC in July 2016, and his teaching responsibilities include Old Testament, Hebrew, and biblical interpretation courses. He also serves as the Dean of Students. 
 
An alum of McMaster University’s Religious Studies department, Matt’s dissertation investigated how angelic beliefs contributed to the identity of the community responsible for the Dead Sea Scrolls. It has been published in the WUNT 2 series (Mohr Siebeck, 2019), and his research interests continue to be in the texts and history of Second Temple Period Judaism. Matt is an active member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, and the International Organization of Qumran Studies. For his full CV, click the link in the globe icon, above. Matt welcomes prospective M.A. students to contact him to discuss potential thesis topics. 

EDUCATION

PhD (McMaster University)
MA (Theology) (Acadia University)
MDiv (Acadia University)
BSc (Mount Saint Vincent University)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Angelology
Dead Sea Scrolls
The Book of Daniel 
The use of the Old Testament in the New Testament 
Religious identity in early Judaism & Christianity 

COURSES COMMONLY TAUGHT

Introduction to the Old Testament 1 &2 
Foundations of Biblical Hebrew

SELECT MEDIA PUBLICATIONS

Article: “Divine Wisdom and Knowledge on Steroids: גבורה in Biblical Tradition and at Qumran.” Journal of Ancient Judaism 15
Series Contribution: “With God (and the Angels) on Our Side: A Comparison of Celestial Assistance in the War Scroll and 2 Maccabees.” Pages 141–75 in The Dead Sea Scrolls in the Context of Hellenistic Judea: Proceedings of the Tenth Meeting of the International Organization for Qumran Studies (Aberdeen, 5–8 August 2019). Edited by Pieter B. Hartog and Andrew B. Perrin. Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah 142. Leiden: Brill, 2022.
Monograph: Angels Associated with Israel in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Angelology and Sectarian Identity at Qumran. WUNT 2/509. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2019.

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