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Kenneth A. Mathews


Professor of Divinity 
Old Testament

Email: kamathew@samford.edu
Phone:(205) 726-2661



B.A., Dallas Baptist University
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

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Kenneth Mathews teaches Old Testament and Hebrew. His book, The Paleo-Hebrew Leviticus Scroll (coauthored with David Noel Freedman), was the first full study of the Leviticus Dead Sea Scroll. He is the author of Genesis 1–11:26 and Genesis 11:27–50:26 in the New American Commentary series (as well as associate general editor of that series),  Leviticus: Holy God, Holy People in the Preaching the Word series, Joshua in the Teach the Text Commentary series, and coauthor of The Post-Racial Church. He translated “Leviticus” for The New Living Translation, and he is associate editor of the Old Testament for the new Biblical Theology for Christian Proclamation Commentary Series from B&H. He is an ordained minister in the Southern Baptist Convention. He serves as an itinerant preacher, conference speaker, and Bible teacher, and is a member of the Editorial Board of the online journal Journal of the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament (2012--). He and his wife, Dea, have two adult children and seven grandchildren.