Matthew Lynch, Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Regent College
Why do you love teaching and researching about the OT/HB?
What is one “big idea” in your scholarship?
Who is one of your academic heroes and why do you admire them?
Tough one to narrow down, and a few have already been part of this series (Ellen Davis, Walter Moberly). Jon Levenson has always proved inspiring and thought provoking. His facility with the breadth of HB scholarship, from ancient Near Eastern sources through biblical and rabbinic literature, is just stunning. I appreciate Levenson’s ability to address big topics I thought were familiar but had often misunderstood (love, resurrection, sabbath).