Joseph Addison Alexander (24 April 1809 – 28 January 1860) was an
American biblical scholar.
He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the third son of Archibald
Alexander and brother to
James Waddel Alexander and William Cowper
He graduated at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
in 1826, having devoted himself especially to the study of Hebrew
and other languages, and from 1830 to 1833 was adjunct professor of
ancient languages and literature there. In 1834 he became an assistant
to Dr Charles Hodge, professor of oriental and biblical literature in
the Princeton Theological Seminary, and in 1838 became associate
professor of oriental and biblical literature there, succeeding Dr
Hodge in that chair in 1840 and being transferred in 1851 to the chair
of biblical and ecclesiastical history, and in 1859 to that of
Hellenistic and New Testament literature, which he occupied until his
death at Princeton in 1860.
Alexander was a remarkable linguist and exegete. He had been ordained
^ McKim, Donald K. (2007). "Alexander, J(oseph) A(ddison)". Dictionary of major biblical interpreters (2nd ed.). Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP Academic. p. 107. ISBN 978-0-8308-2927-9.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Alexander, Joseph Addison". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. Julian, John (June 1907). A Dictionary of Hymnology. London: John Murray. p. 39. Alexander, Henry Carrington. "The life of Joseph Addison Alexander". Making of America. Archived from the original on 2006-08-25. Retrieved 2007-01-29.
Photographic tour of Joseph Addison Alexander's grave at Princeton Cemetery.
WorldCat Identities VIAF: 23315161 LCCN: n88284993 ISNI: 0000 0001 1991 8282 CiNii: DA10557