John Thompson

John S. Thompson obtained his BA and MA in Ancient Near Eastern Studies (Hebrew Bible) from BYU and UC Berkeley respectively and completed a PhD in Egyptology at the University of Pennsylvania. He was an employee of the Seminaries and Institutes of Religion for 28 years, most recently as a Coordinator and Institute Director in the Cambridge, Massachusetts, area. Now a full-time researcher and writer for Scripture Central, John’s research interests and publications focus primarily on early Egyptian religion, the Book of Abraham, as well as ancient & modern priesthood, temple ritual, and covenant theology. He and his wife Stacey make their home in Orem, Utah, where they welcome their nine children and four grandchildren.

Scheduled Trips

Mar 14 - Mar 23, 2025