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General Introduction to the Old Testament: The Text
William Henry Green

William Henry Green (1/27/1824–2/10/1900), was an American Hebrew scholar. He was descended in the sixth generation from Jonathan Dickinson, first president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton). His ancestors had been closely connected with the Presbyterian church. He graduated in 1840 from Lafayette College, where he was a math tutor (1840–1842) and adjunct professor (1843–1844). In 1846 he graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary, and was instructor in Hebrew there 1846-49. He was ordained in 1848 and was pastor of the Central Presbyterian church of Philadelphia 1849-1851. From 8/1851 until his death, in Princeton, NJ, aged 75, he was professor of Biblical and Oriental Literature in Princeton Theological Seminary. From 1859 the title of his chair was Oriental and Old Testament Literature. In 1868 he refused the presidency of Princeton College; as senior professor he was long acting head of the Theological Seminary. His Grammar of the Hebrew Language (1861, rev. 1888) was a distinct improvement in method on Gesenius, Rödiger, Ewald and Nordheimer. All his knowledge of Semitic languages he used in a conservative Higher Criticism maintained in the following:
The Pentateuch Vindicated from the Aspersions of Bishop Colenso (1863)
Moses and the Prophets (1883)
The Hebrew Feasts in their Relation to Recent Critical Hypotheses Concerning the Pentateuch (1885)
The Unity of the Book of Genesis (1895)
The Higher Criticism of the Pentateuch (1895)
General Introduction to the Old Testament, vol. i. Canon (1898), vol. ii. Text (1899)

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