Matthew Lynch, PhD

Matthew Lynch, PhD

Affiliate Faculty, Old Testament, Nashotah House
Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Regent College, Vancouver 

PhD in Hebrew Bible, Emory University
ThM in Old Testament, Regent College
MA in Christian Studies, Regent College
BA in Biblical Studies, Cairn University

Get to Know Dr. Lynch

Dr. Lynch has taught Old Testament in Nashotah House’s hybrid-distance education program since 2013. In addition to teaching at Nashotah, he is a full-time faculty member at Regent College, Vancouver, where he teaches courses in Hebrew and Old Testament. Prior to joining Regent in 2020, he was Academic Dean and Lecturer in Old Testament at Westminster Theological Centre, UK, where he served for seven years. He is also a co-founder and host at the OnScript podcast. Matthew is particularly interested in helping students wrestle through the challenges of identifying the God portrayed in the Old Testament with the God revealed in Christ. He is currently working on a book that helps Christians wrestle with the violence of Scripture and continues research in Isaiah and the book of Chronicles.

Selected Publications

  • Books
    • First Isaiah and the Disappearance of the Gods. University Park, PA: Eisenbrauns/Penn State University Press, 2021.

    • Portraying Violence in the Hebrew Bible: A Literary and Cultural Study. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2020.

    • Monotheism and Institutions in the Book of Chronicles: Temple, Kingship, and Priesthood in Post-Exilic Perspective. Tübingen, Germany: Mohr Siebeck, 2014.