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Dr. Matt Ayars

President & Assistant Professor of Old Testament


Ridgeland, MS


Dr. Matt Ayars is the President of Wesley Biblical Seminary. Prior to serving at WBS, Dr. Ayars served as President of Emmaus University of Haiti. Dr. Ayars’ primary area of expertise is biblical Hebrew poetry in the Psalms.

Other areas of expertise include biblical hermeneutics, the Psalms, Wesleyan Theology, the so-called “New Perspective of Paul,” soteriology, pneumatology, and spiritual warfare.


  • Ph.D., Old Testament

    St. Johns College of Nottingham

  • M.A.

    Wesley Biblical Seminary

  • B.A.

    Asbury College


  • The Shape of Biblical Hebrew Poetry: The Discourse Function of Linguistic Parallelism in the Egyptian Hallel

    Studia Semitica Neerlandica. Leiden: Brill, 2018.

  • Salvation in Fresh Perspective: Covenant, Cross, and Kingdom

    Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2015.

  • Holy is a Four-Letter Word

    Eugene, OR: Wipft and Stock, 2015

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