James Hastings (c. 1852-1922) was a Scottish Presbyterian minister and religious scholar.
He was born in Huntly, Aberdeenshire. He was ordained in 1884, and served as a Free Church minister.
He was founder and editor of the Expository Times.
- Dictionary of the Bible (1898–1904) five volumes
- Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels (1901) two volumes, later editions with John A. Selbie and John C. Lambert
- Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics (Edinburgh 1908-26; 2nd edition 1925-1940, reprint 1955) 13 volumes
- Dictionary of the Apostolic Church (1916)
- The Great Texts of the Bible, multiple volumes
- The Speaker's Bible, 13 volumes