Dr. Michael D. Matlock is Associate Professor of Inductive Biblical Studies, Old Testament and Early Judaism. He is also the Chair of the Department of Inductive Biblical Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary. He holds academic degrees from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Asbury Theological Seminary, and Southern Wesleyan University.
In addition to leading seminary students and laity from numerous churches to Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Jordan, and Turkey, Dr. Matlock consults with churches to help plan and
build effective programs for congregations in the areas of Bible and theology through adult forums, workshops, and seminars. For a single occasion or a series, he preaches and teaches in such areas as the Psalms and Spiritual Formation, Daniel and the Apocalypse, Prayers in the Bible, Prayer in Early Judaism, Old Testament, Bible Study Methodology, Apocrypha, and Rabbinics. For additional details, see:
Professor Matlock is engaged in biblical and theological
scholarship for both the church (he is an ordained elder) and the academic guild. His book, Discovering the Traditions of Prose Prayers in Early Jewish Literature (T&T Clark) offers cutting-edge research for scholars, teachers, and emerging scholars in the field of prayer in Second Temple studies.
He is currently writing two commentaries, 1 Chronicles and 2 Chronicles and the Prayer of Manasseh for the Septuagint Commentary Series (Brill Publishers).
Dr. Matlock is also currently writing a devotional commentary on Daniel 1-6 for small group inductive Bible study. He has written articles for the New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible (Abingdon Press), the Dictionary for the Septuagint and Early Greek Jewish Scriptures (Scholar’s Publisher), and the T&T Clark Companion to Second Temple Judaism as well as articles for scholarly journals such as the Journal for the Study of Old Testament and invited essays for serial volumes such as the Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies (de Gruyter) and Studies in Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity (T&T Clark).