Edgar Johnson Goodspeed
1871-1962. NT scholar. Born at Quincy, Illinois, he studied at Denison University, Yale, and the universities of Chicago and Berlin. He taught biblical and patristic Greek at Chicago (c.1900-1937), and pioneered in collating NT manuscripts and in the study of Greek papyri in America. He translated into American idiom The [[New Testament]] (1923), The Apocrypha (1938), and The [[Apostolic Fathers]] (1950), and was an original member of the committee that produced the RSV New Testament (1946). He taught history at the University of California, Los Angeles (1938-51). He wrote over sixty books, some of the more important being An Introduction to the New Testament (1937), History of Early Christian Literature (1942), How to Read the Bible (1946), A Life of Jesus (1950), and an autobiography, As I Remember (1953).