Dr. Matthew Walsh

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies
Dean of Students

Ph: (902) 585-2226
Email: matthew.walsh@acadiau.ca
Office Number: Willett House Room 9

Matt is a graduate of Acadia, having received his M.Div. in pastoral ministry in 2005 and his M.A. in biblical studies in 2006.  An alum of McMaster University’s Religious Studies department, his doctoral dissertation investigated how angelic beliefs contributed to the identity of the community responsible for the Dead Sea Scrolls, and he is currently preparing the manuscript for publication 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 began his service at ADC in July 2016.  His research interests are the texts and history of Second Temple Period Judaism (especially the Dead Sea Scrolls), Hebrew poetry, angelology, apocalyptic literature, the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament, and religious identity in early Judaism and Christianity. Matt’s teaching responsibilities include the introductory and intermediate Hebrew and Greek courses, as well as courses on the Old Testament and hermeneutics.

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), where he and his family continue to be active members.

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

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