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John Punnett Peters


John Punnett Peters, American clergyman.


Peters, John Punnett was born on December 16, 1852 in New York, United States. Son of Thomas McClure and Alice Clarissa (Richmond) Peters.


Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1873, Doctor of Philosophy., 1876. University of Berlin and Leipzig, 1879-1883. Doctor of Divinity, Yale, 1895.

Doctor of Science, University of Pennsylvania, 1895.


Thomas March Forman, August 13, 1881. Deacon, 1876, priest, 1877, Protestant Episcopal Church. Tutor, Yale, 1876-1879.

In charge St. John’s Church, Dresden, Germany, 1881-1883. Professor O.T. language and literature, P.E. Division School, 1884-1891. Professor Hebrew, University of Pennsylvania, 1885-1893.

In charge expedition of University of Pennsylvania to Babylonia, conducting excavations at Nippur, 1888-1895. Rector St. Michael’s Church, New York, 1893-1919. Canon residentiary, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1904-1910.

Later rector emeritus of St. Michael’s Church, and professor New Testament literature and langs., University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee Author: Scriptures, Hebrew and Christian (English title—The Bible for Home and School), Volumes I and II, 1886, 1889. Nippur, or Explorations and Adventures on the Euphrates, 1897. The Old Testament and the New Scholarship, 1901.

Early Hebrew Story, 1904. Some Tombs in the Necropolis of Marissa (with Doctor Hermann Thiersch), 1905. Annals of St. Michael’s, New York, for One Hundred Years, 1807-1907, 1907.

Modern Christianity, 1909. Jesus Christ and the Old Commandments, 1913. The Religion of the Hebrews, 1914.

Animals’ Christmas Tree, 1916. Translator and Continuator: Political History of Recent Times (with appendix covering period 1876-1881), 1882. Editor: Diary of David McClure, 1899.

Labor and Capital, 1902. Collaborator: The Bible as Literature, 1896. The Universal Anthology, 1899.

The Historian’s History of the World, 1908. Active in social problems in New York City. President Independent Club, 1896-1916.

Chairman Committee of Fourteen, 1905-1916. Address: New York, New York.


Married Gabriella Brooke, d.

Thomas McClure Peters

Alice Clarissa (Richmond) Peters

Gabriella Brooke