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Ovid Rogers Sellers, American theologian. Member American Oriental Society (vice president 1948), Society Biblical Literature and Exegesis, Chicago Society Biblical Research, Archaeol. Institute American, American Academy Religion, American Legion, Linguistic Society, Archaeol. Society New Mexico, Veterans World Ward I, Beta Theta Pi. Acacia.; Mason.

Background

Sellers, Ovid Rogers was born on August 12, 1884 in Waco, Texas, United States. Son of Sandford and Lucia Valentine (Rogers) Sellers.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Chicago, 1904. Bachelor of Divinity, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, 1915. Doctor of Philisophy, Johns Hopkins, 1922.

Career

Assistant principal high school, Rockford, Iowa, 1904-1905. Instructor English, Wentworth Military Academy, Lexington, Missouri, 1905-1906, 09-12, headmaster, 1919-1921. Editor Lexington Intelligencer, 1907-1912.

Ordained to Presbyterian ministry, 1915. Instructor O.T., McCormick Theological Seminary, 1916-1918, professor, 1922-1954. Dean, 1940-1954, emeritus, since 1954.

Visiting professor University of Chicago, 1925, 26, 34, 43. Moderator Presbytery of Santa Fe, 1962-1963. Staff, excavation Tell Beit Mirsim, 1930.

Bethel, 1934, Shechem, 1957, 60, 62, 64, 66. Director Beth-zur, 1931, 57, Silet edh-Dhahr, 1949. Trustee American School Oriental Research, 1939-1954.

Member board foreign mission Presbyterian Church United States of America, 1941-1955. Visiting lecturer Sekolah Tinggi Theologia, Djakarta, 1955. Director American Sch: Oriental Research, Jerusalem, 1948-1949, professor archaeology, 1957-1958.

Chaplain 17th Field Artillery, United States Army, 1918-1919.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Hebrew and Homiletics (brochure), 1924. The Citadel of Bethzur, 1933. Biblical Hebrew for Beginners (with Edwin Voigt), 1941.Genesis Rhymes, 1948. The Fifth Quarter Century of McCormick, 1955. The 1957 Excavation at Beth-zur (with others), 1968.Contributor A New New Standard Bible Dictionary. Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible. Other publications.

Membership

Member American Oriental Society (vice president 1948), Society Biblical Literature and Exegesis, Chicago Society Biblical Research, Archaeol. Institute American, American Academy Religion, American Legion, Linguistic Society, Archaeol. Society New Mexico, Veterans World Ward I, Beta Theta Pi.

Acacia.; Mason.

Connections

Married Katherine Neill Wilson, June 1, 1918. Children: Elizabeth Nickerson (Mistress Richard L. Harter), Lucia Rogers (Mistress Warwick W. Butler), Roger Wilson.

father:
Sandford Sellers

mother:
Lucia Valentine (Rogers) Sellers

spouse:
Katherine Neill Wilson

child:
Elizabeth Nickerson Sellers (Mistress Richard L. Harter)

child:
Lucia Rogers Sellers (Mistress Warwick W. Butler)

child:
Roger Wilson Sellers