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James Rodney Branton

clergyman , educator

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

Background

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.

Career

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.

Works

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

Membership

Member Society Biblical Literature and Exegesis.

Connections

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