James Alan Montgomery

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James Alan Montgomery (1866–1949) was an American Episcopalian clergyman, Oriental scholar, and Biblical scholar who was professor of Old Testament and Semitics (Hebrew and Aramaic), first at the Philadelphia Divinity School, and later, from 1913 to 1948, at the University of Pennsylvania. He served as president of the American Oriental Society and Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis.[1][2][3]


  • Commentaries on the books of Kings and Daniel[3]
    • A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Books of Kings
  • The Samaritans: The Earliest Jewish Sect; Their History, Theology and Literature, J.C. Winston Company (1907)[3]
  • Aramaic Incantation Texts from Nippur, University Museum (1913)[3]
  • The Origin of the Gospel according to St. John, John C. Winston Co. (1923)[3]
  • History of Yaballaha III, Nestorian Patriarch and of His Vicar Bar Sauma, Mongol Ambassador to the Frankish Courts at the End of the Thirteenth Century, Columbia University Press (1927)
  • Arabia and the Bible, University of Pennsylvania Press (1934)[3]
  • The Ras Shamra Mythological Texts, with Zellig S. Harris (1935)[3]


  1. Speiser, E. A. (1949). "James Alan Montgomery (1866-1949)". Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research (115): 4–8. JSTOR 3218791.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Hallote, Rachel (2011). "Before Albright: Charles Torrey, James Montgomery, and American Biblical Archaeology 1907-1922". Near Eastern Archaeology. 74 (3): 156–169. doi:10.5615/neareastarch.74.3.0156.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 http://www.amazon.com/The-Samaritans-Earliest-Jewish-Sect/dp/1597529656