The James Muilenburg Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Muilenburg, James, 1896-1974
Dates: 1966-1969
Extent: 4 boxes (1.5 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1896 June 1 Born, Orange City, Iowa
1920 Graduated, Hope College, Michigan
1920-1923 Instructor, English, University of Nebraska
1923 Graduated, Master of Arts, University of Nebraska
1926 Graduated, Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University
1926-1932 Professor, History and Literature of Religion, Mt. Holyoke College
1932-1936 Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Maine
1936-1945 Professor, Old Testament Literature and Semitic Languages, Pacific School of Religion
1945-1963 Professor, Hebrew and Cognate Languages, Union Theological Seminary
1953-1954 Director, American Schools of Oriental Research in Jerusalem
1963-1972 Gray Professor, Hebrew Exegesis and Old Testament, San Francisco Theological Seminary
1972-1974 Scholar in residence, Graduate Theological Union
1974 May 10 Died, Claremont, California


Scope and Content

This collection consists of 2 undated volumes on Jeremiah, as well as 3 boxes of papers, prayers and publications by James Muilenberg.



Muilenburg, James--Manuscripts.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.

Bible. O.T. Jeremiah--Criticism, interpretation, etc.


Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection was processed and the original finding aid was written in the spring of 1993, by Douglas F. Denné, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. Additional material was added from the archives' backlog in January of 2008. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Seraphin and Daved Anthony Schmidt in May of 2009.


There are no special restrictions to the access of this collection. It may be examined by library patrons under the normal rules and conditions of Special Collections.

Use of Materials

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The James Muilenberg Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.



Box 1
1:1 Jeremiah (2 volumes). undated
Papers And Publications By James Muilenburg
Box 2
2:1 "Form Criticism and Beyond." Reprint from Journal of Biblical Literature, vol. LXXXVIII, Part I. 1969
2:2 "The Intercession of the Covenant Mediator".
2:3 "The Passover".
2:4 "Life Lived in Singing and Adoration".
2:5 "The Holy God in the Midst of Thee: Life Lived in Singing and Prayer".
2:6 "The Innovating God". Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. May 10, 1966
2:7 "I Believe in the Forgiveness of Sins".
2:8 "Life Lived in Prayer and Praise".
2:9 "What Does the Lord Require?"
2:10 "The Biblical Understanding of What God Requires".
2:11 "Toward the Understanding of the Old Testament".
2:12 "The Embarrassments of History and Biblical Faith".
2:13 "The Major Category of Biblical Faith".
2:14 "The Place on Which We Stand".
2:15 "The Worship of Ancient Israel".
2:16 "New Horizons: History and Eschatology".
2:17 "The Ethics of Ancient Israel".
2:18 "The Covenant for Such an Age as Ours".
2:19 "From the Old Testament to the New" (1).
2:20 "From the Old Testament to the New" (2).
2:21 "The Ethical Teachings of Jesus and the Early Christian Community".
2:22 "Recent Developments in the Study of the Old Testament".
2:23 "The Major Contexts of Biblical Faith".
2:24 "The Speech of Theophany".
2:25 "The Biblical Understanding of Destiny".
Box 3: Collection of Prayers
Box 4: "Jeremiah materials" [Original order, as discovered in archives backlog in January, 2008]


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