Clinton A. Branscombe, M.Rel.

Associate Professor of Old Testament

clintonbranscombeClinton Branscombe makes the Old Testament come alive as he shares little-known information and a fresh perspective on the life and culture of the ancient biblical world. Of the thirty-nine books in the Old Testament, he finds Genesis, the book of beginnings, a favourite to teach. “I have a particular interest in the patriarch Jacob,” says Professor Branscombe. “And, I have focused hours of research on his story.”

My desire is that Kingswood students would not only know but also understand the Old Testament, in order to properly develop their biblical worldview. 

Professor Branscombe initially came to Kingswood as a student. After pursuing further studies, he later returned to the University in 1988 to begin teaching. He and his wife Jo-ette were the first BBC graduates to get married in the former chapel that was located in Nicholson Hall.

Professor Branscombe enjoys woodworking, is a keen DIY-er, and has renovated several parts of their late 19th century home. The avid walker and continual learner can be seen listening to podcasts as he walks to and from the University every day.


1992 - M.Rel. (Old Testament), Wycliffe College, Toronto, ON
1985 - B.A. (Philosophy), Acadia University, Wolfville, NS
1980 - B.A. (Religion), Kingswood University, Sussex, NB

Courses Taught

  • Biblical Literature I (Old Testament)
  • Hebrew
  • Inductive Bible Study
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Major Prophets
  • Minor Prophets
  • Old Testament Survey
  • Pentateuch
  • Psalms
  • Wisdom Literature

Contact Information

Phone: 506.432.4466
Fax: 506.432.4425
Office Location: Edgett Hall 

Professor Branscombe's Posts

  • in Clinton Branscombe, News

    Faculty Spotlight – Professor Clinton Branscombe

    I had the pleasure of interviewing yet another gifted Kingswood faculty member. Professor Branscombe is the head of our Old Testament department and offers a wealth of knowledge and insight regarding this major part of Scripture.   ...
  • in Clinton Branscombe, Mike MacNeil, News

    Staff Honoured for Years of Service

    At a dinner with the Board of Trustees, staff, and special guest, President Mark Gorveatte honoured three long-term staff members, recognizing their years of faithful and dedicated service to the university....
  • in Clinton Branscombe

    Elisha & the Bears (2 Kings 2:23-25)

    We had a series of chapel sermons entitled “You Asked for It.”  One of the student suggested topics was 2 Kg 2:23-25, which speaks of Elisha cursing those who mocked him and their subsequent mauling by two bears.  I initially suspected that this was meant as a joke, but there is a serious point to...