Global Professor Group

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About Us

In 2015, Global Professor Group was formed to provide serious students with access to quality, college-level instruction of Akkadian at reasonable cost.

Our teachers are passionate about the ancient history, culture, and languages that are the foundation of our world, and they want to share their in-depth knowledge with students all over the world.

Students in GPG’s online courses can participate virtually where ever they live, listening, watching, asking questions, and discussing via seamless video conferencing.

Akkadian 1, the first course offered by Dr. Richard Jude Thompson, will be followed by Akkadian 2. More advanced courses in Akkadian will be offered as required.*

For more information about our courses and teachers, please contact us using the form below.


* College credit is not currently offered, but may be available in the future.

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GPG Professors

Richard Jude Thompson, Ph.D.

Professor Richard Jude Thompson, Ph.D.

Education

Ph.D., Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University (2011), Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.

Ancient Languages

Akkadian, Classical Hebrew, Aramaic, and Ancient Greek.

Teaching Experience

Dr. Richard Jude Thompson has eleven years experience teaching ancient languages at Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University, and eTeacher Group/Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Presentations

Dr. Richard Jude Thompson has presented his research at numerous conferences on biblical studies and literature, anthropology, oriental research, and history.

Publications

Terror of the Radiance: Aššur Covenant to YHWH Covenant, OBO 258, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen: 2013.

Terror of the Radiance: Aššur Covenant to YHWH Covenant, OBO 258, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen: 2013.

“Geshem” to “Hodesh”, Dr. Thompson’s contributions to the forthcoming Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception.

“Geshem” to “Hodesh”, Dr. Thompson’s contributions to the forthcoming Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception.

Testimonials

“Essential reading…excellent…his analysis of NeoAssyrian royal propaganda as received in the West and its results in the biblical text are outstanding.”

Robert D. Miller III, Near Eastern Archaeology 78 (2015) 118-19

“A good example of contemporary historical-critical research that is both solid and thorough in its methodological approach.”

Jonathan Kearny, Irish Theological Quarterly 78 (2013) 391

“[Thompson] contributes to the emerging scholarly position that knowledge of the Neo-Assyrian period is essential for understanding ... the biblical tradition.”

Shawn W. Flynn, Catholic Biblical Quarterly 76(2014) 540-42

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