James Efird

 James Efird

AddressPost Office Box 90968
Durham, NC 27708

Professor Emeritus of the Divinity School, Duke University Divinity School

A.B., Davidson College,
M.Div., Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary,
Ph.D., Duke Universitiy,

James Michael Efird, more familiarly known as Mickey, was born and reared in Kannapolis, N.C. He began teaching in the Divinity School as a graduate student in 1958, joined the faculty full time in 1962 and has taught Greek and Biblical studies to generations of students.

He is an ordained Presbyterian (USA) minister and has served for nearly 50 years as interim supply pastor for various churches. Committed to making the Bible understandable and properly understood for pastors and laity alike, he has been extremely active in the Divinity School Lay Academy program and has taught in churches of many denominations throughout North Carolina and elsewhere.

He first taught in the United Methodist Church’s Course of Study program in 1966 and continues to do so. He has written 13 books and more than 60 articles, many of which can be found in the Harper-Collins One Volume Bible Dictionary. Encouraged by his father to be a Blue Devils fan, Dr. Efird has cheered on Duke’s football, basketball and other athletic teams for more than 60 years.
Duke Divinity School | Box 90968, Durham, NC 27708 | (919) 660

Areas of Interest

Biblical Studies;

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