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Clergyman

James Murdock, American clergyman. member American Oriental Society.

Background

Murdock, James was born on February 16, 1776 in Westbrook, Connecticut, United States. Son of Abraham and Hannah (Lay) Murdock.

Education

Graduated from Yale, 1797. Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Harvard, 1819.

Career

Church, Princeton, Massachusetts, 1802-1805. Professor ancient languages U. Vermont, 1815-1819, also taught mathematics and natural philosophy. Professor sacred rhetoric and ecclesiastical history Andover Theological Seminary, 1819-1828.

President Connecticut Academy Arts and Sciences. Vice president Connecticut Philological Society. Member American Oriental Society Author: Sketches of Modern Philosophy, 1842.

Translator: Mosheim’s Institutes of Ecclesiastical History, 3 vols., 1832. The Literal Translation of the Whole New Testament from the Ancient Syriac Version, 1851.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Sketches of Modern Philosophy, 1842. Translator: Mosheim’s Institutes of Ecclesiastical History, 3 vols., 1832. The Literal Translation of the Whole New Testament from the Ancient Syriac Version, 1851.

Membership

Member American Oriental Society.

Connections

Married Rebecca Atwater, October 8, 1799, 10 children.

father:
Abraham Murdock

mother:
Hannah (Lay) Murdock

spouse:
Rebecca Atwater