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James Alan Montgomery

President , scholar , Episcopalian clergyman

James Alan Montgomery was an American Episcopalian clergyman, Oriental scholar, and Biblical scholar who was professor of Old Testament and Semitics , first at the Philadelphia Divinity School, and later, from 1913 to 1948, at the University of Pennsylvania.

Background

Montgomery, James Alan was born on June 13, 1866 in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Thomas Harrison and Anna (Morton) Montgomery.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 1887, Doctor of Philosophy, 1904, S.T.D., 1908. Graduate Philadelphia Division School, 1890. University of Greifswald and Berlin.

Graduate School University of Pennsylvania, 1904.

Career

Curate Church of Holy Communion, New York, 1892-1893, St. Paul’s, W. Philadelphia, 1893-1895, St. Peter’s, Philadelphia, 1895-1899. Rector Epiphany, Germantown, 1899-1903. Assistant editor Church Standard, 1897-1899.

Instructor and professor O.T., Philadelphia Division School, 1899-1935. Became lecturer and professor Hebrew, Graduate School, University of Pennsylvania, 1909. Now emeritus. Director American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem, 1914-1915.

President American Schools of Oriental Research, 1921-1933. Editor Journal Biblical Literature, 1910-1914. Editor Journal American Oriental Society, 1916-1922.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor Journal Biblical Literature, 1910-1914. Editor Journal American Oriental Society, 1916-1922.

Membership

Member Society Biblical Literature and Exegesis, American Oriental Society, Archeological Institute America, American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia Oriental.

Connections

Married Mary Frank Owen, August, 1893 (died 1900). Married second, Edith Thompson, June 17, 1902. Children: James Alan, Newcomb T., George M. Deacon, 1890, priest, 1893, Protestant Episcopal Church.

father:
Thomas Harrison Montgomery

mother:
Anna (Morton) Montgomery

spouse:
Mary Frank Owen

spouse:
Edith Thompson

child:
1893 Montgomery

child:
Newcomb T. Montgomery

child:
P.E. Ch Montgomery

child:
1890 Montgomery

child:
priest Montgomery

child:
George M. Deacon Montgomery

child:
James Alan Montgomery