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Goodspeed, Edgar Johnson
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(Oct 23, 18731, Quincy, IL – Jan 13, 1961, Los Angeles, CA). Goodspeed was professor of NT at the University of Chicago from 1898 to 1937. He studied Semitic and Greek philology, textual criticism, and paleography at Chicago with William Rainey Harper, E.D. Burton, and Caspar René Gregory. Before taking up his teaching duties, he spent two years (1898–1900) studying in Europe and the Middle East, attending the lectures of A. von Harnack, Fritz Krebs, and Wilhelm Schubart in Berlin. Goodspeed enjoyed a productive career as a university teacher and edit…

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Betz, Hans Dieter, “Goodspeed, Edgar Johnson”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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