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James Rodney Branton

James Rodney Branton, American clergyman, educator. Member Society Biblical Literature and Exegesis.


  • Branton, James Rodney was born on May 28, 1906 in Hathorn, Mississippi, United States. Son of Simon Leon and Martha Eulora (Fortenberry) Branton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Mississippi College, 1926. Master of Theology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1929. Postgraduate U. Berlin (Germany), 1930-1931.

      Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1934.


    • Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1926. Instructor New Testament interpretation and Greek, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1929-1930. Teaching and research fellow University of Chicago, 1932-1934.

      Instructor, acting chairman classical langs. U. Oklahoma, 1934-1936. Professor religion Linfield College, 1936-1938, College Social Science, U. Oregon, 1938-1941.

      John B. Trevor professor New Testament interpretation Colgate Rochester (New York) Division School, 1941-1967. Lecturer, member National Christian Mission to Universities, 1939-1967.


    • Contributor Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, 1956. Articles professional journals.


    Member Society Biblical Literature and Exegesis.


    • Married Elizabeth Dana, August 5, 1933. Children: Dana Sue, James Rodney, Beth Ella.
    • father: Simon Leon Branton
    • mother: Martha Eulora (Fortenberry) Branton
    • spouse: Elizabeth Dana
    • children: Dana Sue Branton
    • James Rodney Branton
    • Beth Ella Branton
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    Born March 28, 1906
    Died September 12, 1967
    (aged 61)