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Peters, John Punnet

(Dec. 16, 1852-Nov. 10, 1921). Leading biblical and archeological scholar. He was born in New York City. He received his B.A. from Yale in 1873 and his Ph.D. from Yale in 1876. He was ordained deacon on Nov. 24, 1876, and priest on Dec. 23, 1878. From 1876 to 1879 he was a tutor at Yale College, and from 1879 to 1883 he studied Semitic languages and served churches in Germany. Peters was professor of OT languages and literature at the Protestant Episcopal Divinity School in Philadelphia, 1884-1891, and professor of Hebrew at the University of Pennsylvania, 1886-1893. From 1893 to 1919 he was rector of St. Michael's Church, New York. In 1919 he became professor of NT at the School of Theology, the University of the South. He was a widely published writer and the author of The Old Testament and the New Scholarship (1901). Peters died in New York City.

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