DepartmentTalbot School of Theology
Biola AffiliationsEmployee, Faculty

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Degrees

  • Ph.D., Hebrew Union College
  • M.Phil., Hebrew Union College
  • M.Div., Columbia Biblical Seminary
  • B.A., University of North Carolina

Biography

Michael Thigpen enjoys teaching and writing on a wide variety of topics in the Old Testament. His special areas of interest are prophetic literature, God’s motives, and the theology of work and economics in the Old Testament. Thigpen currently serves as the Executive Director of the Evangelical Theological Society. Prior to his appointment as Executive Director in 2009, he taught Old Testament and Hebrew at the undergraduate level. Thigpen has extensive pastoral experience, having served most recently as pastor at the J-Town campus of Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, KY. He is the author of Divine Motive in the Old Testament: A Comprehensive Survey and Analysis and the iVocab series of language aids for Hebrew, Greek, and Syriac. In addition to his work with Talbot and ETS, Thigpen serves as Lecturer at Munster Bible College in Cork, Ireland.

Publications (Selected)

  • Divine Motive in the Hebrew Bible: A Comprehensive Survey and Analysis. Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias, 2015.
  • iVocab Biblical Greek: Advanced Vocabulary by Frequency. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2009. With Dr. David Hoffeditz.
  • iVocab Biblical Hebrew: Advanced Vocabulary by Frequency. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2009.
  • iVocab Biblical Greek 2.0: Vocabulary for Six Beginning Grammars. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2008. With Dr. Davidm Hoffeditz.
  • iVocab Biblical Hebrew 2.0: Vocabulary for Eight Beginning Grammars. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2008. With Dr. David Hoffeditz.
  • iVocab Biblical Greek: See and Hear Flashcards on Your MP3 Player, Cell Phone, and Computer. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2007. With Dr. David Hoffeditz.
  • iVocab Biblical Hebrew: See and Hear Flashcards on Your MP3 Player, Cell Phone, and Computer. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2007. With Dr. David Hoffeditz.
  • “Lord of All the Earth: Yahweh and Baal in Joshua 3.” Trinity Journal 27 (2006): 245-254.

Presentations

  • Commonweal Project Spring Colloquium. Louisville, KY. Presented on “Created in the Image of God: Human Flourishing in Old Testament Perspective.” April 2016.
  • Annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Atlanta, GA. Presented on "For I am God, not man:’ The Divine Self-Portrait in the Motive Statements of Hosea.” November 2015.
  • Oikonomia Network Meeting. Grand Rapids, MI. Presented on “Creation and Economics.” June 2015.
  • Munster Bible College. Cork, Ireland. Presented on “I Am YHWH: Understanding God’s Self-Portrait in the Old Testament.” January 2015.
  • Munster Bible College. Cork, Ireland. Presented on “I Am YHWH: Exploring Dark Aspects of God’s Self-Portrait in the Old Testament” January 2015
  • Evangelical Theological Society. San Diego, CA. Presented on “From the Mouth of God: Inspiration and Inerrancy in Old Testament Perspective.” November 2014.
  • Kern Family Foundation Consultation on the Evangelical Ecosystem, Milwaukee, WI. Presented on “Influencing the Reformed Evangelical Space.” August 2011.
  • Kern Family Foundation Consultation on the Evangelical Ecosystem, Milwaukee, WI. Presented on “Seminary Influence in the Evangelical Landscape.” August 2011.
  • Evangelical Theological Society. San Diego, CA. Presented on “Like a Signet Ring: A Contextual Reading of Haggai’s Prophecy to Zerubbabel.” November 2007.
  • Evangelical Theological Society, San Antonio, TX. Presented on “Lord of All the Earth: Yahweh and Baal in Joshua 3.” November 2004.
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