Geerhardus Johannes Vos

Geerhardus Johannes Vos Geerhardus Johannes Vos (March 14, 1862-August 13, 1949) was born to a Dutch Reformed pastor in Heerenveen in Friesland in the Netherlands. He began his education at the Christian Reformed Church's Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, before moving to Princeton Theological Seminary. He completed his studies in Germany, receiving his doctorate in Arabic Studies from the Philosophy Faculty of Strassburg University in 1888.

Herman Bavinck and Abraham Kuyper tried to convince Vos to become professor of Old Testament Theology at the Free University in Amsterdam, but Vos chose to return to America. Thus, in the Fall of 1888, Vos took up a position on the Calvin Theological Seminary faculty. In 1892, Vos moved and joined the faculty of the Princeton Theological Seminary, where he became its first Professor of Biblical Theology. At Princeton, he taught alongside J. Gresham Machen and B. B. Warfield and authored his most famous works, including: Pauline Eschatology (1930) and Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments (1948). Vos's wife, Catherine, authored the well-known Child's Story Bible. She died in 1937, after 43 years of marriage. They had three sons and one daughter, and their son J. G. Vos studied at Princeton Theological Seminary and also became a minister.

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The 'Coming' and Its Precursors

By: Geerhardus Johannes Vos

Volume 10, Number 37 (9/7/2008, to 9/13/2008)

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Topics: Last Days

The Wonderful Tree

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Hosea 14:8

Volume 17, Number 37 (9/6/2015, to 9/12/2015)

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The Spiritual Resurrection of Believers

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A Sermon on Ephesians 2:4, 5

Volume 17, Number 51 (12/13/2015, to 12/19/2015)

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Topics: Pauline Epistles

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