The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Jacobus, Melancthon Williams

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JACOBUS, Melancthon Williams, American Presbyterian clergyman and educator: b. Allegheny, Pa., 15 Dec. 1855. He was graduated from Princeton in 1877, from the Princeton Theological Seminary in 1881, and after study of Göttingen and Berlin (1881-84), was pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Oxford, Pa., in 1884-91. In 1891 he became professor of New Testament exegesis and criticism in the Hartford (Conn.) Theological Seminary. He received the degree of D.D. from Lafayette College (1892) and from Yale University (1910). Besides editorial work on numerous theological standard texts, his Stone lectures at the Princeton Theological Seminary (1897-98) appeared as ‘A Problem in New Testament Criticism’ (1900).