Bio

PERSONAL
Name: Jeremy Paul Thompson
Place of birth: New Orleans, LA
Marital status: Married with 2 children (8 years old and 4 years old)

EDUCATION
University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa — Ph.D. Biblical Languages, 2011
PhD in Biblical Languages
Dissertation: “Learning Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary: Insights From Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition”
Companion website – http://biblicalhebrewvocabulary.com

N.O. Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA — M.A. Biblical Studies, 2004
Specialization: Old Testament and Hebrew
Thesis: “Narratives with Delayed Resolution in Jeremiah”
GPA 4.0

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA — B.S. Psychology, 2001
Graduated Cum Laude
TOPS full tuition scholarship with stipend
Chancellor’s Student Aide recipient

ACADEMIC TEACHING & WORK EXPERIENCE

Hebrew Language Contractor
Logos Bible Software, Bellingham, WA — 2012-Present
– Working on the Bible Sense Lexicon

Adjunct Instructor of Old Testament
St. Joseph Abbey and Seminary College (RSI Extension), Baton Rouge, LA — 2010-2012
– Teaching undergraduate level introduction to the Old Testament to interested lay people and those preparing for the Diaconate

Adjunct Instructor of Old Testament
Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans, LA — 2008-2011
– Teaching course on Wisdom Literature
– Taught courses on the Pentateuch and Prophets

Ministry and Theology Instructor
Diocese of Baton Rouge
, Baton Rouge, LA — 2010-Present
– Teaching certification courses for catechists and Catholic school teachers (courses cover a wide variety of topics related to scripture, theology and spirituality)

Adjunct Instructor of Old Testament
Loyola University, New Orleans, LA — 2010
– Taught Old Testament as Literature to undergraduates

Volunteer Instructor of Biblical Hebrew
Greco Institute
, Shreveport, LA — 2007-2008
– Taught a Biblical Hebrew course to interested lay people as a part of dissertation research
– Developed an interactive DVD program to be used in between monthly classes

Substitute Teaching
Louisiana College
, Pineville, LA — 2006
– Taught sections of an introductory Old Testament course for undergraduates

Teaching Assistant
N. O. Baptist Theological Seminary
, New Orleans, LA — 2003-2004
– Assisted Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics, Exploring the Old Testament and English exegesis courses as well as introductory, intermediate, and advanced level Hebrew courses

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
National Association of Professors of Hebrew
Society of Biblical Literature

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS
2012. Word-list Size and Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary Learning. Hebrew Higher Education 14, 47-61.

2012. Teaching Tactic: PECK-ing Away at Old Testament Illiteracy. Teaching Theology & Religion 15 (2), 158.

2006. Towards a More Theoretical Understanding of Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary. The Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages 32 (1), 97-111.

POPULAR PUBLICATIONS
2012. Well, Well, Well … What is Jesus Doing at a Well? The Bible Today July/August, 215-20.

CONFERENCE PAPERS/PRESENTATIONS
“Demonstration of ANKI Flashcards for Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary Learning.” The Third Consultation on Bible Software in the Classroom and Pastorate, in Grand Rapids, MI, November, 2011.

“Learning Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary: Insights from Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition (A Summary).” The Second Consultation on Bible Software in the Classroom and Pastorate, in Grand Rapids, MI, November 15, 2010.

“Properly ‘Phrasing’ Verbal Instruction in Biblical Hebrew.” The program unit of the National Association of Professors of Hebrew at the annual conference of the Society of Biblical Literature, in San Diego, CA, November 18, 2007.

“Listen up: Proposing a ‘Silent Period’ for Elementary Grammars.” The program unit of the National Association of Professors of Hebrew at the annual conference of the Society of Biblical Literature, in Washington, DC, November 19, 2006.

LANGUAGES
Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Greek
Biblical Aramaic
Latin

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
Director of Adult Faith Formation

Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Hammond, LA — 2010-2011
– Developing a comprehensive program for forming the faith of adult Catholics as well as teaching within this program
– Assisting with the sacramental preparation of adults entering the Catholic Church

Director of Youth Ministry
Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Hammond, LA — 2008-2010
– Developed a youth program intended to be in line with the High School Curriculum Framework developed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
– Assisted in the sacramental preparation of youth, especially those preparing for the sacrament of confirmation

Freelance Writer and Editor— 2006-Present

Associate Pastor
Wadesboro Baptist Church, Ponchatoula, LA — 2004-2006

Youth Minister
Albany First Baptist Church, Albany, LA — 2002-2004

Single Adults Minister (volunteer)
Old Zion Hill Baptist Church, Albany, LA — 2001-2002

Special Studies
The early church – First Presbyterian Church, Hammond, LA (November 2010)
Lessons from history – Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Hammond, LA (February-March 2010)
Nehemiah – Old Zion Hill Baptist Church (February 2006)
Mark – Old Zion Hill Baptist Church (February 2005)
Mark – First Baptist Church Springfield, LA (February 2005)
Mark – New Beulah Baptist Church (February 2005)