Competition: US & Canada
Education: Duke University
As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1931–32:
BRANSCOMB, BENNETT HARVIE: Appointed to make a comparative study of Jewish and Christian ethics in the First and Second Centuries, with special reference to social ethics, in consultation with European scholars; tenure, twelve months from June 1, 1931.
Born December 25, 1894, at Huntsville, Alabama. Education: Birmingham Southern College, B.A., 1914; University of Oxford, Rhodes Scholar from Alabama (Wadham College), B.A., 1917, M.A., 1923; Columbia University, Ph.D., 1930.
Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, 1919–20, Associate Professor and Professor of New Testament, 1920–25, Southern Methodist University; Professor of New Testament Literature, 1925—, Duke University.
Publications: The Message of Jesus, 1926; Jesus and the Law of Moses, 1930; The Teachings of Jesus, 1931. Articles in The Methodist Quarterly Review, and The Journal of Biblical Literature.