Dr. Matthew Walsh

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies
Dean of Students

Ph: (902) 585-2226
Email: matthew.walsh@acadiau.ca
Office Number: 211


An alum of McMaster University’s Religious Studies department, Matt’s doctoral dissertation investigated how angelic beliefs contributed to the identity of the community responsible for the Dead Sea Scrolls, and it has been recently published in the Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament II series (Mohr Siebeck).  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 is an active member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies.  His research interests are the texts and history of Second Temple Period Judaism, Hebrew poetry, angelology, apocalyptic literature, the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament, and religious identity in early Judaism and Christianity.  Matt began his service at ADC in July 2016, and his teaching responsibilities include Hebrew and Greek courses, as well as courses on the Old Testament and biblical interpretation.  He also serves as the Dean of Students.

As an ordained Baptist minister, Matt has served different local CBAC congregations in Nova Scotia.  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 (2007–2010); and he most recently was the pastor of West End Baptist Church in Halifax (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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PhD (McMaster University)
MA(T) (Acadia University)
MDiv (Acadia University)
BSc (Mount Saint Vincent University)

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