About / Contact

Homrighausen Publicity Photo jpgI, Jonathan Homrighausen, am an MA student in Biblical Studies at the Jesuit School of Theology and Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA, where I focus on Scripture and interreligious connections between Jews, Christians, and Muslims in antiquity and today. To that end, I am earning graduate certificates in Jewish Studies and Islamic Studies at the GTU.

I am co-author, with J. David Pleins, of the forthcoming Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary by Conceptual Categories: A Student’s Guide to Nouns in the Old Testament (Zondervan).

I am currently contracted with Liturgical Press to write a book on The Saint John’s Bible, a major contemporary landmark in art and biblical interpretation. I base this book on my showing this Bible to hundreds of people in my work in Archives & Special Collections.

I also work as both a Student Assistant in Archives & Special Collections at Santa Clara University and an Editorial Assistant for Theological Studies.

I earned my undergraduate degree in Classics and Religious Studies at Santa Clara University, where he studied Classical Greek for three years and wrote two undergraduate theses. Both of them were completely unrelated to the Bible.

I am also married to Michelle Runyon, a smart, sweet aspiring archivist and historian.

The name of this website comes from J.D., my first and middle initials, and Homie, the nickname of my great-grandfather (who himself studied Greek). The banner above is from Word Made Flesh, the frontispiece to the Gospel of John in The Saint John’s Bible.

I am open to doing interviews or giving talks related to my published work. Feel free to email me at jdhomrighausen [at] gmail.com. For my CV and copies of my work, see my Academia.edu page.

6 thoughts on “About / Contact

  1. Paul Nitz

    I couldn’t find contact info and didn’t see a way to reply to your posts except here in About Me.

    In response to your post about Robinson / Vocabulary:

    Voorst is good. But in the end, I have concluded that these strategies in learning vocabulary are ineffective. See my post at…

    Consider adding to your links:

    “Welcome! The Ancient Greek Best Practices Group exists to discuss a language acquisition approach characterized by viewing language as communication…”

    “The Latin—Best Practices Group is for all Latin teachers and students who are interested in applying best practices in language acquisition to their work in Latin….”

    1. jdhomrighausen@gmail.com Post author

      Hi Paul — thanks for the link to the google group! I hadn’t heard of it but I just joined. I agree with you about vocabulary acquisition. Also, flashcards are just boring, and I don’t stick well with things that bore me. I wrote a post about flashcards here:


      Still, I like using Robinson to see how many words share etymologies. I wish I knew of an equivalent volume for classical Greek.

  2. Andrew M. Yates

    Howdy Johnathan, some time ago I compiled the vocabulary of the Hebrew Old Testament and compared frequencies of one book to another- trying to systematically suggest an easy (or at least easier) to difficult order to read through the testament. You commented on a post and suggested that you might be interested in turning it into a PDF for simplicitys sake, were you ever able to do that? Also, best wishes to your studies and (more importantly!) to your new family!

    1. jdhomrighausen@gmail.com Post author

      Hi Andrew — I think I may have started and then left it behind. Do you have the link to your work?

  3. Edith Olivera

    I have just read an article by you in The Scribe, summer 2016, about Donald Jackson’s earlier works. The image, A Christo Crucificado, is especially intriguing and I was curious if you know of anyone who has reprints for sale. I did try googling the book, only to find it’s out of print.

    Any help you can provide (if only a clearer image), would be appreciated.

    Thank you, Edith Olivera

    1. jdhomrighausen@gmail.com Post author

      Hi Edith! I am so glad you enjoyed the article. Working with The Saint John’s Bible has been a real joy, and writing that article was too. I found the book online as a pdf; I can send you a copy if you like if you just send me your email address.
      I am hoping down the road to get more images of Jackson’s earlier work — perhaps he can supply them himself. But I haven’t taken the time to figure out how to reach him directly. (He made his reputation in the pre-internet days — does not have a website!)


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