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James Oscar Boyd


James Oscar Boyd, American clergyman. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Psi Upsilon.


Boyd, James Oscar was born on October 17, 1874 in Ranway, New Jersey, United States. Son of Oscar Endly and Mary Elizabeth (French) Boyd.


Bachelor of Arts, New York University, 1895, Master of Arts, 1897, Doctor of Divinity, 1915. Student Erlangen U., Germany, 1895-1896. Bachelor of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1899.

Doctor of Philosophy., Princeton, 1905.


Traveling fellow New York University, 1895-1896. Teaching fellow Princeton Theological Seminary, 1899-1900. Instructor in O.T., 1900-1907, assistant professor Orient.

& O. T. literature, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1907-1915. Pastor of the Church of the Redeemer (Presbyterian), Paterson, New Jersey, 1915-1921. Secretary American Bible Society for the Levant, 1921-1937.

Assistant secretary American Bible Society, 1937-1942. Secretary for Versions since 1942. Educational secretary of International Committee Young Men’s Christian Association, lecturing to British and Anzac troops in Egypt, Palestine, Syria and Cilicia, 1918-1919 (on leave absence).


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Text of the Ethiopic Octateuch, 1905. Ezekiel and the Modern Dating of the Pentateuch (brochure), 1908. Sin and Grace in the Koran (in Centennial Vol. of Princeton Seminary), 1912.Brief History of the O.T., 1917. Editor: The Octateuch in Ethiopic, Vol. I—Genesis, 1909, Vol.II—Exodus and Leviticus, 1911. Glimpses of High Politics (by N. V. Tcharykow), 1931. Maps of Bible Lands, 1939.Contributor critical articles on O.T. and Semitic subjects in Princeton Theological Review, encys., etc. Stone lecturer, Princeton Theological Seminary, October 1921.


Member Phi Beta Kappa, Psi Upsilon.


Married Bertha Work McManigal, May 22, 1901 (died August 6, 1938). Children: Alden Work, Elizabeth French, Anna Laughlin (deceased), Mary Florence.

Oscar Endly Boyd

Mary Elizabeth (French) Boyd

Bertha Work McManigal

Alden Work Boyd

Elizabeth French Boyd

Anna Laughlin Boyd (deceased)

Mary Florence Boyd