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Matthew received his Ph.D. in Religion from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California, and is a regular speaker at professional conferences across the country on ancient literature.

He has written, coedited, and contributed to The Biblical Tour of Hell (T&T Clark, 2013), Character Studies and the Gospel of Mark (T&T Clark, 2014), An Introduction to Empire in the New Testament (Society of Biblical Literature, 2016), Ancient Education and Early Christianity (T&T Clark, 2016), and Christian Origins and the New Testament in the Greco-Roman Context: Essays in Honor of Dennis R. MacDonald (Claremont Press, 2016).

His current writing projects include an edited volume of character studies in the Gospel of Matthew and an edited volume exploring potential extant sources of the Gospel of Mark.

Matthew lives in Southern California with his wife, Olivia, three children, Ryan, Mateo, and Cruz, and three dogs, Lloyd, Boss, and Teddy.

The dogs are for sale. All offers welcome.