Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Revd Canon Dr Matthew Anstey

Revd Canon Dr Matthew Anstey

BTh (CanbCollTh), MCS (Regent), PhD cum laude (Vrije)

Matthew moved to Adelaide in 2010 to take up the position of Principal at St Barnabas' Theological College. Prior to this he was an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow (www.arc.gov.au) at Charles Sturt University (2006-2009) working in the area of Biblical Hebrew linguistics. His research interests include Biblical Hebrew linguistics, Old Testament, theology, and homiletics. His academic webpage www.bhgrammar.com is used by Hebrew specialists around the world.

Matthew is on the Board of Governors of St Peter's College Boys School, the Australian Research Theological Foundation Incorporated, and Diocesan Council of the Anglican Diocese of Adelaide.

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Teaching

  • THL105 Introduction to Old Testament Studies 
  • THL304 The Pentateuch
  • THL308 The Prophetic Literature
  • THL202 Old Testament History and Narrative
  • THL102 Hebrew 1
  • THL241 Hebrew 2
  • THL306 Hebrew 3
  • THL411/511 Contemporary Approaches to Biblical Interpretation
  • PhD and Honours Supervision

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Research

  • Biblical Hebrew linguistics (pragmatics, morphophonology, syntax, semantics, lexicon, corpus analysis)
  • Functional-typological theories of language (Functional Discourse Grammar, Construction Grammar)
  • Old Testament interpretation
  • Lament, poetry, theological interpretation of Scripture

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Publications

  • fc Anstey, M. P. "Augments in Biblical Hebrew"
  • fc Anstey, M. P. "The Biblical Hebrew Verbal System: The Case for Tense" in The Biblical Hebrew Verbal System. J. Naudé & C. Miller-Naudé (eds), Eisenbrauns.
  • 2017 G. Ambler, M. Anstey, M. White, & T. McCall (eds). Flourishing in Faith: Theology encountering Positive Psychology, Cascade Publications.
  • 2017 Anstey, M. P. "The Creation of Wellbeing and the Wellbeing of Creation" in Flourishing in Faith: Theology encountering Positive Psychology,G. Ambler, M. Anstey, M. White, & T. McCall (eds). Cascade Publications.
  • 2017 Clifton, S. & Anstey, M. P. "Flourishing in a Broken Body: An Interview with Professor Shane Clifton" in Flourishing in Faith: Theology encountering Positive Psychology,G. Ambler, M. Anstey, M. White, & T. McCall (eds). Cascade Publications.
  • 2011 Anstey, M. P. "Sermon 15 – For the Anglican Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn Synod – Micah 6:1–8," in 'Better be a Good Sermon': Preaching for Special Occasions and Contexts, K. Weller & A. Lee (eds), Brunswick East: Acorn Press, pp. 265-270.
  • 2009 Anstey, M. P. "The Biblical Hebrew Qatal verb: A Functional Discourse Grammar analysis", Linguistics 47 (4), 825–844.
  • 2008 Anstey, M. P. "Functional Discourse Grammar – Multifunctional problems and constructional solutions", Linguistics 46 (4), 831–859.
  • 2008 Anstey, M. P. "Scriptural reminiscence and narrative gerontology: Jacob's wrestling with the unknown (Genesis 32)," in Ageing, Disability and Spirituality: Addressing the Challenge of Disability in Later Life, E. MacKinlay (ed), Jessica Kingsley, pp. 106–117.
  • 2007 Anstey, M. P. "Habakkuk the faithful dissident: A performative hermeneutic for Anglicans in Australia," St Mark's Review 203 (2), 47–60.
  • 2007 Anstey, M. P. "Seeing Hagar the theologian: The interpretation of Genesis 16," in "Into the world you love": Encountering God in Everyday Life, G. Garrett (ed), Hindmarsh: ATF Press., pp. 17–35
  • 2007 Anstey, M. P. "Tree tigers and tree elephants: A constructional account of English nominal compounds," in The English Clause: Structure and Function. In Honour J. Lachlan Mackenzie, M. Hannay & G. Steen (eds), Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 227–256.
  • 2006 Anstey, M. P. "The grammatical-lexical cline in Tiberian Hebrew," Journal of Semitic Studies 51 (1), 59–84.
  • 2005 Anstey, M. P. & J. Lachlan Mackenzie (eds). Crucial Readings in Functional Grammar. (Functional Grammar Series 26.) Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • 2005 Anstey, M. P. "Towards a typological presentation of Tiberian Hebrew," Hebrew Studies 46, 71–128.
  • 2004 Anstey, M. P. "Functional Grammar from its inception," in A New Architecture for Functional Grammar (Functional Grammar Series 24), ed. J. L. Mackenzie & M. J. Goméz-González, Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter, pp. 23–72.

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