Pfeiffer, Robert H. (Robert Henry), 1892-1958

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Robert Henry Pfeiffer ( 1892-1958 ) was born in Bologna, Italy . He received his MA and PhD from Harvard University . He was ordained as a Methodist minister in 1916 and held a pastorate in Sanborn, New York, from 1916 to 1919 . In 1922, he was hired as a professor at Harvard University and he was appointed Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages in 1953 . He also served as a professor at Boston University's School of Theology . He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in anthropology in 1928 and served as Annual Professor for the Baghdad School of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) from 1928 to 1929 . Pfeiffer also served as the curator to Harvard's Semitic Museum . He is the author of numerous books, including Excavations at Nuzi ( 1929 ), Introduction to the Old Testament ( 1941 ), History of the New Testament Times, With an Introduction to the Apocrypha ( 1949 ), The Books of the Old Testament ( 1957 ), and Religion in the Old Testament: The History of a Spiritual Triumph ( 1961 ).

From the guide to the Pfeiffer, Robert H. (Robert Henry), 1892-1958. Papers, 1911-1958., (Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School)

From the guide to the Pfeiffer, Robert H. (Robert Henry), 1892-1958. Papers, 1928-1957., (Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School)

University professor, Methodist minister. Born in Bologna, Italy. B.D., Geneva, 1915. Ordained a Methodist minister in 1916 and served a church in Sanborn, N.Y. (1916-1919). A.M., Harvard, 1920; Ph.D., Harvard, 1922. Taught at Harvard (1922-1958), finally serving as Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages. Concurrently taught at Boston University. Curator of the Semitic Museum at Harvard (1931-1958).

From the description of Papers, 1911-1958 (inclusive). (Harvard University, Divinity School Library). WorldCat record id: 269368070

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referencedIn Harvard University. Dept. of Semitic Languages and History. Records of the Department of Semitic Languages, 1934-1939 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Götze, Albrecht, 1897-. Albrecht Goetze papers, 1923-1971 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Pfeiffer, Robert H. (Robert Henry), 1892-1958. Papers, 1928-1957. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn Albrecht Goetze papers, 1923-1971 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn George Sarton additional papers, 1901-1956. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Pfeiffer, Robert H. (Robert Henry), 1892-1958. Papers, 1911-1958. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn Harvard Semitic Museum. Records of Semitic Museum, 1891-1935 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Forbes, Edward Waldo, 1873-1969. Papers, 1867-2005. Harvard University Art Museum
referencedIn Sperry, Willard Learoyd, 1882-1954. Papers, 1902-1955 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
creatorOf Pfeiffer, Robert H. (Robert Henry), 1892-1958. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1946-1956. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Pfeiffer, Robert H. (Robert Henry), 1892-1958. Papers, 1911-1958. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn Correspondence and compositions, 1870-1963. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Fanny Goldstein Papers., 1926-1961. The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
creatorOf Pfeiffer, Robert Henry, 1892-1958. Papers, 1911-1958 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Papers, 1903-2005 Harvard Art Museum Archives, Harvard University
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