George Foot Moore
- May 16
) He graduated from Yale University
in 1872, where he was a member of Skull and Bones
. He was Professor Emeritus 1928-31, Frothingham Professor of History Religion 1904-28, Professor of Theology, Harvard University
, 1902-04; President 1899-1901, Professor of Hebrew, Andover Theological Seminary
, 1883-1902. He was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania
and died in Cambridge, Massachusetts
An eminent Asian scholar and a noted teacher, he wrote a number of books, including The Literature of the Old Testament (1913),History of Religions (Vol. I, 1913; Vol. II, 1919), Metempsychosis (1914), and Judaism in the First Centuries of the Christian Era (1927).
Among his technical writings, two stand out: History of Religions (1914, 1919) and Judaism (two volumes, 1927).