George Adam Smith (October 19, 1856 - March 3, 1942) was a Scottish theologian, educator, and minister. Born in Calcutta, where his father was the Principal of the Doveton College, Smith and his family had returned to Scotland by 1870. Smith attended the Royal High School in Edinburgh and then went to the University of Edinburgh where he studied Divinity, and finally New College, where he earned an M.A. in 1875. He spent summer semester at the University of Tübingen (1876) and the University of Leipzig (1878) as a postgraduate and traveled to Syria and Egypt. In 1882 he was ordained into the Free Church of Scotland. He was appointed Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament subjects at the Free Church College (Trinity College) in Glasgow in 1892. He moved to the United Free Church of Scotland in 1900 (the year of its creation). He was appointed Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen in 1909 and held the position until he retired in 1935. Over the course of his career, Smith published nearly two dozen works on biblical subjects, including historical geographies of the Holy Land. Smith married Alice Lillian Buchanana (1886 - 1949) in 1889, and they had seven children.