J. Michael Thigpen, Executive Director

Educational Background

  • B.A. Religious Studies, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.Div. Columbia International University
  • M.Phil. Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
  • Ph.D. Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

Select Publications

"Worship in the Book of Joshua: Trust and Obedience as Worship to Yahweh." In A Biblical Theology of Worship:  Exegesis for Everyday Worshippers. Edited by Benjamin K. Forrest, Walter C. Kaiser and John R. Markley. Grand Rapids: Kregel, forthcoming.

"Our Representational Reign: Royal Leadership in the United Monarchy." Pages 121-136 in Biblical Leadership: Theology for the Everyday Leader. Edited by Benjamin K. Forrest and Chet Roden. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2017.

Divine Motive in the Hebrew Bible: A Comprehensive Survey and Analysis.. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias, 2015.

iVocab Syriac. with George A. Kiraz. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2010.

iVocab Biblical Hebrew: Advanced Vocabulary by Frequency. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2009.

iVocab Biblical Greek: Advanced Vocabulary by Frequency. with David Hoffeditz. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2009.

iVocab Biblical Hebrew 2.0: Vocabulary for Eight Beginning Grammars. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2008.

iVocab Biblical Greek 2.0: Vocabulary for Six Beginning Grammars. with David Hoffeditz. Grand Rapids, Kregel, 2008.

"Lord of All the Earth: Yahweh and Baal in Joshua 3." Trinity Journal 27 (2006): 245-254.

About Dr. Thigpen

Before beginning his academic career, Dr. Thigpen served as an eBusiness Senior Project Manager and Call Center Operations Manager for US Bank. Prior to his appointment as Executive Director in 2009, he taught Old Testament and Hebrew at the undergraduate level. In addition to working with the Society, Dr. Thigpen serves as Associate Professor of Old Testament and Semitics at the Talbot School of Theology, Biola University.

Dr. Thigpen is married to Bonnie, and they have two daughters.