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, 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. His commentary on the book of Joshua is forthcoming from Baker's Teach the Text series. Before coming to Beeson Divinity School in 1989, Mathews taught at Criswell College and was an adjunct professor at Dallas Baptist University. He is an ordained minister in the Southern Baptist Convention. He serves as an itinerant preacher, conference speaker and Bible teacher. He and his wife, Dea, have two adult children and seven grandchildren.