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JJ Johnson with the Southern Demonology Podcast

JJ Johnson is no ordinary web developer. The architect of cloud infrastructures has been working in this field since 2000, but outside of his day job, he hosts the Southern Demonology podcast, writes books about his area of expertise, and is developing an automatic translator/transliterator for Ge'ez (Classical Ethiopian). He attended Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, where he fell in love with ancient languages and studied Ge’ez, Biblical Hebrew, and was in the first U.S. class to teach the Dead Sea Scrolls after they were released to the public. He graduated from undergrad with a BA in both philosophy and religion, namely Postmodern Deconstructive philosophy, and systematic theology.

JJ Johnson grew up in Slayden, Tennessee, the smallest town in the state with a population size of one hundred and thirteen. As a child, he was always fascinated by ghost stories and was the designated storyteller amongst his peers, whether they wanted to listen or not. Because he was born with a flap of skin around his tongue making him unable to talk until the age of four, he was always driven to do public speaking. After graduating from Hampden-Sydney College, he went on to Harvard Divinity School where he focused in Semitic philology, Hebrew Bible, and the Pseudepigrapha (the collection of writings between the Hebrew Bible and the Christian New Testament). He focused primarily upon the angelology and demonology of the Second Temple Period in addition to expanding his ancient language repertoire to include Aramaic, Mandaic, Old South Arabian, Old Church Slavonic, Syriac, and Koine Greek. He graduated with a Master of Theological Studies. Ever since grad school, he has also been a dedicated student of Japanese language and culture and continues to study yokai (monsters) and yurei (ghosts)...

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