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John Howard Raven


John Howard Raven, American theologian. Member of committee on versions, American Bible Society, 1922-1940; member Phi Beta Kappa.


Raven, John Howard was born on October 3, 1870 in Brooklyn. Son of Anton A. and Gertrude (Oatman) Raven.


Bachelor of Arts, Rutgers College, 1891, A.M., 1894. Graduate New Brunswick Theological Seminary, 1894. University of Berlin, 1902-1903.

Doctor of Divinity Rutgers, 1899. Doctor of Letters, Rutgers University, 1941.


Pastor at Metuchen, New Jersey, 1894-1899. Acting professor, New Brunswick Theological Seminary, 1898-1899, professor Old Testament langs. and exegesis, 1899-1939, emeritus since 1939, president faculty, 1922-1923, president 1923-1925.

Lecturer on English Bible, Rutgers College, 1910-1913. Lecturer in Old Testament literature, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1926-1931. Author: Old Testament Introduction, General and Special, 1906.

Essentials of Hebrew Grammar, 1908. Biblical Hermeneutics, 1910. History of the Religion of Israel, 1933.

Compiler of General Catalogue Rutgers College, 1766-1916. Biographical Record of New Brunswick Theological Seminary, 1784-1934.


Member of committee on versions, American Bible Society, 1922-1940. Member Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: University, Zeta Psi (New York).

Member New Jersey History Society, Society Biblical Literature and Exegesis.


Married Elizabeth Grier Strong, May 29, 1894.

Anton A. Raven

Gertrude (Oatman) Raven

Elizabeth Grier Strong