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Edgar J. Goodspeed, Biblical scholar and translator, was born in Quincy, Illinois, in 1871, attended Denison University, received a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1898, and taught at the University of Chicago from 1899 to 1937. He brought out The New Testament: An American Translation in 1923, and continued to work on a translation of the entire Bible, completing his work with the publication of this translation of The Apocrypha in 1938. His other works include An Introduction to the New Testament (1937), A Life of Jesus (1950), and As I Remember (1953), his autobiography. Goodspeed died in 1962.
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