Dr. Matthew J. Lynch is Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Regent College, Vancouver. He’s the author of Portraying Violence in the Hebrew Bible: A Literary and Cultural Study and Monotheism and Institutions in the Book of Chronicles: Temple, Priesthood, and Kingship in Post-Exilic Perspective. His forthcoming book is entitled First Isaiah and the Disappearance of the “Gods” (Eisenbrauns). Matt is a co-founder and co-host of the OnScript podcast. He is particularly interested in helping students grasp the theological and literary contours of the Old Testament, wrestle through its ethical and historical challenges, and understand its ongoing significance. Matt also blogs at theologicalmisc.net.