Thomas L. Thompson

Thomas L. Thompson (born Jan 7, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan) is a biblical theologian who lives in Denmark and is now a Danish citizen.

Thompson obtained a B.A. from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1962, and his PhD at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1976. He has held positions at the University of Dayton (instructor), Detroit (assistant professor), Tuebingen (research associate), École Biblique (visiting professor), Lawrence University (visiting associate professor), and Marquette University (associate professor), and is presently professor at the University of Copenhagen (since 1993). He was named a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow in 1988. He is general editor for the Equinox Press monograph series Copenhagen International Seminar and associate editor of the Scandinavian Journal for the Old Testament , and serves on the editorial boards of the journals Holy Land Studies and Dansk Teologisk Tidsskrift .

The focus of Thompson's writing has been the interface between the bible (specifically the Old Testament) and archaeology.