Books by Thomas L. Thompson

Thomas L. Thompson is the author of The Mythic Past: Biblical Archaeology and the Myth of Israel. He currently teaches at the prestigious Biblical Studies program of the University of Copenhagen. He lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Released: April 12, 2005

"At turns tendentious and stuffy. The Messiah Myth reads like nothing more and nothing less than a promising doctoral dissertation."
Another volley in the historical Jesus game. Read full book review >
Released: April 4, 1999

"In rather heavyhanded fashion, Thompson makes a good general point: that many biblical narratives should not be read literally as history; but in his total reliance on archaeology, he may overstate his case somewhat for the ahistoricity of the Bible."
Arguing that the Bible should be read as literature rather than history in the modern sense, biblical archaeologist Thompson (Biblical Studies/Univ. of Copenhagen) sweepingly reassesses the historical evidence for the existence of ancient Israel. Read full book review >