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James Moffatt, DD (1870-1944) was a theologian and graduate of Glasgow University.
Moffatt trained at the Free Church College,
Glasgow, and was a practising minister at the United Free Church in Dundonald in the early years of his career. He received the degree Doctor of Divinity from the University of St Andrews in April 1902. In 1911 he was appointed Professor of Greek and [1 ] New Testament Exegesis at Mansfield College, Oxford, but he returned to Glasgow in 1915 as Professor of Church History at the United Free Church College. From 1927-1939 he was Washburn Professor of Church History at the Union Theological Seminary, New York. In addition, he translated one of the standard Modern English Bible translations, the Moffatt, New Translation (MNT).
The Moffatt Translation of the Bible [ edit ]
Dr. James Moffat's New Translation of the New Testament was first published in 1913. The New Translation of the Old Testament in two volumes was first published in 1924. The Complete Moffatt Bible in one volume was first published in 1926. It was completely revised and reset in 1935. A Shorter Version of the Moffatt Translation of the Bible was first published in 1941. The Moffatt New Testament Commentary based on the Moffatt Transaltion is complete in 17 volumes. The first volume was published in 1928 and the completing volume in 1949. the Concordance of the complete biblein the Moffatt Translation was first published in 1949.
The Historical New Testament: Being the Literature of the New Testament Arranged in the Order of its Literary Growth and According to the Dates of the Documents, 1901
The Golden Book of John Owen: Passages from the Writings of the Rev. John Owen, 1904
Literary Illustrations of the Bible: The Book of Ecclesiastes 1905
Literary Illustrations of the Bible: The Gospel of Saint Mark, 1905
Literary Illustrations of the Bible: The Epistle to the Romans, 1905
Literary Illustrations of the Bible: The Book of Revelation, 1905
Literary Illustrations of the Bible: The Gospel of Saint Luke, 1906
Literary Illustrations of the Bible: The Books of Judges and Ruth, 1906
The Literal Interpretation of the Sermon on the Mount, (with Marcus Dods and James Denney) 1904 (Re-published 2016, CrossReach Publications)
The Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries, v. 1-3 by Adolf Harnack. Translated by James Moffatt (1908)
Paul and Jesus, 1908
George Meredith: Introduction to His Novels, 1909
The Life of John Owen, 1910?
Paul and Paulinism, 1910
The Expositor’s Dictionary of Texts, vol. 1: Genesis to the Gospel of St. Mark, 1910
The Expositor’s Dictionary of Texts, vol. 2: The Gospel of St. Luke to Revelation, 1911
Reasons and reasons, 1911
An Introduction to the Literature of the New Testament, 1911
The Theology of the Gospels, 1912
The Expositor's Dictionary of Poetical Quotations, 1913
The Moffatt Translation of the New Testament, 1913
A Book of Biblical Devotions for Members of the Scottish Church, 1919
The Second Things of Life, 192?
The Approach to the New Testament, 1921
The Spiritual Pilgrimage of Jesus, (with James Alex Robertson) 1921
Jesus on Love to God, Jesus on Love to Man, 1922
The Moffatt Translation of the Old Testament, 1924
The Bible in Scots Literature, 1924
The Tree of Healing. Short Studies in the Message of the Cross, (With a biographical sketch by James Moffatt) 1925
The Presbyterian Churches, 1928
Love in the New Testament, 1929
The Moffatt New Testament Commentary on the Bible V.1, 1929
The Day Before Yesterday, 1930
Grace in the New Testament, 1932
His Gifts & Promises: Being Twenty-Five Reflections and Directions on Phases of our Christian Discipline, From the Inside., 1934
Handbook to the Church Hymnary, with Supplement, (with Millar Patrick) 1935
The Ideas Behind the Moffatt Bible: Compiled from the Introduction to the Moffatt Bible, 1935
The Second Book of He and She: Another Book of Them, 1935
An Approach to Ignatius, 1936
The First Five Centuries of the Church, 1938
Jesus Christ the Same; The Shaffer Lectures for 1940 in the Divinity School of Yale University, 1940
The Thrill of Tradition, 1944
Concordance of The Moffatt Translation of the Bible, 1949
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^ "University intelligence" The Times (London). Wednesday, 2 April 1902. (36731), p. 8.
^ The Moffatt Translation of the Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments Complete in One Volume. London: Hodder and Stoughton. 1957. p. ii.