Department of Religious Studies

Dr. Victor H. Matthews

Victor H. Matthews






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Missouri State University
College of Hum and Pub Affairs
901 S. National Ave.
SPRINGFIELD, MO 65897 work


PhD, 1977, Brandeis University


  • REL 101
  • REL 200 (Religion in the News)
  • REL 312 (Hebrew Prophets)
  • REL 397 (Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Law; Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Religions; Social World of Ancient Israel)
  • REL 510 (The Age of Abraham; Genesis; Everyday Life in Old Testament Times Social World of Ancient Israel; Ancient Law and Religion)
  • REL 580 (Jerusalem the Holy City; Poets, Tyrants, and Sages; Methods in Biblical Studies; Reflections on Women-Ancient and Modern; Prophetic Voice-Ancient and Modern)
  • REL 730 (Basic Issues in Biblical Studies: Isaiah; Biblical Criticism)
  • REL 731 (Judges; Isaiah)

Research and professional interests

  • Hebrew Bible
  • Social world of Ancient Israel
  • Ancient law

Awards and honors

  • ASOR Membership Service Award, 2003
  • MSU University Fellow in Research, 1999-2002
  • MSU Academic Affairs Fellow, 1998-99
  • MSU University Award for Research, 1998
  • MSU College of Humanities and Public Affairs Award for Service, 1997
  • MSU Foundation Faculty Achievement Award for Outstanding Scholarship, 1993
  • MSU Foundation Excellence in Research Award, April 19, 1989
  • Junior Scholar Research Award, Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, March 11, 1988

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