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John Edgar McFadyen

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John Edgar McFadyen B. A. (Oxon), M. A., D. D. (17 July 1870 – 1933) was a Scottish theologian, was professor of language, literature and Old Testament theology in the University of Glasgow. He was born in Glasgow and died in 1933.[1]

He produced translations of a number of books of the Bible in what he labelled "modern speech". His translations of Job and Psalms strove to be metrical, to reflect their poetic originals.[2] He learned Esperanto in 1907 during a stay in Chautauqua, New York, and was a prominent proponent of that language.


  • The Messages of the Prophetic and Priestly Historians, Vol. 4 in The Messages of the Bible, 1901, published by Scribner & Sons
  • In the Hour of Silence, 1902.
  • Old Testament Criticism and the Christian Church, 1903.
  • The Prayers of the Bible. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1906
  • "The Prophets and the Priestly Historians" and "The Psalmists" in The Messages of the Bible, 1909, published by Kent and Sanders.
  • The Epistles to the Corinthians and Galatians in the series "The Interpreters Commentary of the New Testament", 1909.
  • The Problem of Pain: a study in the Book of Job, c. 1910.
  • The Epistles to the Corinthians, (translation) 1911.
  • A Cry for Justice: a study in Amos, 1912.
  • The Psalms in Modern Speech and Rhythmical Form, 1916.
  • The Wisdom Books in Modern Speech and Rhythmical Form (Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, and Song of Solomon), 1917.
  • Isaiah in Modern Speech, 1918.
  • Jeremiah in Modern Speech, 1919.
  • The Use of the Old Testament in the Light of Modern Knowledge, 1922.
  • The Approach to the Old Testament, 1926.
  • A Guide to the Understanding of the Old Testament, 1927.
  • Old Testament Scenes and Characters, 1928.
  • The Message of Israel: The Chalmers lectures, 1931.
  • Learning and Life, 1934.
  • Studies in Psalms, 1936.
  • Key to the Exercises in the Late Professor A. B. Davidson's "Revised Introductory Hebrew Grammar" , 1951.


  1. ^ "McFadyen, John Edgar". Name Authorities. Library of Congress. Retrieved 28 April 2010.
  2. ^ Paul (2003); p. 159


  • Paul, William (2003) "McFadyen, John Edgar" in: English Language Bible Translators, p. 159. Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland and Company

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