Curriculum Vitae

Matthew James Hamilton
mjhamilton1983@gmail.com

EDUCATION
2010
Asbury Theological Seminary
Wilmore, KY
Master of Arts
Focus: Biblical Studies
Honors: Member of Eta Beta Rho, a national Hebrew language honor society.

2007
Carson-Newman College
Jefferson City, TN
Bachelor of Arts
Major: Religion
Minor: Hebrew Language
Honors: Recipient of the Paul Brewer Award for Theological Research and Writing
 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2011 – Present
Adjunct Lecturer
Southwest Virginia Community College
I am currently teaching at the Lebanon Campus of SWCC. My main instructional technique is lecture, although active dialogue and group work also play a major role in the classroom. My most recent instructor evaluation score was 4.2/5 (Fall 2011).
Courses taught:          Survey of the Old Testament
Survey of the New Testament

OTHER EXPERIENCE
2011 – Present
Member of the “Calling All Men” Design Team
Plan and execute a yearly 2-weekend event for approximately 275 attendees for the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church. Duties include working as part of a team to select and utilize a venue, coordinate multiple speakers and workshop leaders, and work with a budget of around $10,000.

2012 – 2013
Member of “Leadership Holston”
A course designed to foster leadership skills in order to equip members of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church to be leaders in the 21st Century.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND HONOR SOCIETIES
2010 – Present
Society of Biblical Literature

2009 – Present
Eta Beta Rho
A National Hebrew Language Honor Society

GUEST LECTURES/TALKS
August 28, 2011
Guest Speaker at Abingdon United Methodist Church
Topic: “What is Worship?”
April 22, 2012
Guest Speaker at Hunt Memorial United Methodist Church
Topic: “Now Choose Life: What does Deuteronomy have to do with Me?”
 

September 9, 2012
Guest Speaker at Abingdon United Methodist Church
Topic: “Weathering the Storm”
 

PAPER PRESENTATIONS
November 2012 (upcoming – paper accepted April 2012)
Overcoming The Challenge of Underprepared Students: Teaching Biblical Studies in a Community College Setting. The Academic Teaching and Biblical Studies program unit at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Chicago, IL.
 

March 2013 (upcoming – paper accepted September 2012)
Divine Violence: How do we Promote Peace without Taming the
Divine Warrior? The “Bible and Modern Culture” program unit at the 2013 meeting of the South East Commission on the Study of Religion, Greenville, SC.

OTHER SKILLS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
2009-2010
Hebrew Tutor at Asbury Theological Seminary

 

PUBLICATIONS
Articles
“The History of Mesopotamia,” The Lexham Bible Dictionary, edited by John D. Barry, Logos Bible Software. Part of the Lexham Bible Reference Series. 2012.
“The Canaanites,” The Lexham Bible Dictionary, edited by John D. Barry, Logos Bible Software. Part of the Lexham Bible Reference Series. 2012.
“The Phoenicians (Geography, Demographics, and Settlement),” The Lexham Bible Dictionary, edited by John D. Barry, Logos Bible Software. Part of the Lexham Bible Reference Series. 2012.
“The Phoenicians (Military and Political History),” The Lexham Bible Dictionary, edited by John D. Barry, Logos Bible Software. Part of the Lexham Bible Reference Series. 2012.
“The Phoenicians (Culture),” The Lexham Bible Dictionary, edited by John D. Barry, Logos Bible Software. Part of the Lexham Bible Reference Series. 2012.
“The History of Israel (Monarchic Period),” The Lexham Bible Dictionary, edited by John D. Barry, Logos Bible Software. Part of the Lexham Bible Reference Series. 2012.

Book Reviews
Book Reviews Review of Festive Meals in Ancient Israel: Deuteronomy’s Identity Politics in the Ancient Near Easter Context, Peter Altmann. Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament 1:1 (Spring 2012), pp. 126-128.
Review of Israel and Babylon, by Hermann Gunkel, Reviews in Religion and Theology 19:3, (July 2012), pp. 311-313.
Review of Eerdmans Companion to the Bible, edited by Gordon Fee and Robert Hubard Jr., Religious Studies Review 38:3 (September 2012), pp. 164.
Review of Psychological Analyses and the Historical Jesus: New Ways to Explore Christian Origins, by Bas Van Os, Religious Studies Review 38:3 (September 2012), pp. 166.
Review of Mark: Gospel of Passion, by Michael Card. Bible Study Magazine, July/Aug 2012.
Review of Biblical Hermeneutics: Five Views, edited by Stanley E. Porter & Beth M. Stovell. Bible Study Magazine, Sept/Oct 2012.
Review of Understanding the Books of the Bible: Job, by Christopher R. Smith. Bible Study Magazine. forthcoming Nov/Dec 2012.
Review of The Return of the Chaos Monsters: and Other Backstories of the Bible, by Gregory Mobley. Bible Study Magasine, forthcoming Nov/Dec 2012.
Review of Niv Application Commentary: Deuteronomy, by Daniel L. Block. Bible Study Magazine, forthcoming Jan/Feb 2013.
Review of The Later New Testament Writings and Scripture, by Steve Moyise. Bible Study Magazine, forthcoming Jan/Feb 2013.

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