Benjamin Wisner Bacon

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Benjamin Wisner Bacon (1860-1932)[1] was an American theologian. He was born at Litchfield, Conn., and graduated at Yale College (College, 1881; Divinity School, 1884). After serving in pastorates at Old Lyme. Conn. (1884-1889), and at Oswego, N. Y. (1889–96), he was made an instructor in New Testament Greek at Yale Divinity School and became in 1897 professor of New Testament criticism and exegesis. The degrees D.D., Litt.D., and LL.D. were conferred upon him. Besides contributions to the Hibbert Journal and to the American Journal of Theology (of both of which he was chosen as an editor), his writings include:

  • The Genesis of Genesis (1891)
  • Triple Tradition of the Exodus (1894)
  • The Sermon on the Mount (1902)
  • The Story of St. Paul (1904)
  • An Introduction to the New Testament (1907)
  • The Founding of the Church (1909)
  • The Fourth Gospel in Research and Debate (1909)
  • Jesus the Son of God (1911)
  • The Making of the New Testament (1912)
  • Theodore Thornton Munger (1914)
  • Is Mark a Roman Gospel? (1919)
  • The Gospel of Mark: Its composition and date (1925)


  1. ^ Harrisville, Roy A. (2007). "Bacon, Benjamin Wisner". In McKim, Donald K. Dictionary of major biblical interpreters (2nd ed.). Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP Academic. p. 141. ISBN 978-0-8308-2927-9. 

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