Name Index


Benjamin Kennicott, DD: A Biographical Sketch

Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 10, (1878), pp. 215-222


Edward Windeatt

Prepared by Michael Steer

Benjamin Kennicott (4 April 1718 - 18 September 1783) was a churchman and Hebrew scholar. He was born at Totnes and succeeded his father as master of the charity school. The generosity of friends enabled him to attend Wadham College in 1744, where he distinguished himself in Hebrew and divinity. Kennicott's major work is the Vetus Testamentum hebraicum cum variis lectionibus (1776-1780). Before this appeared he had written two dissertations entitled The State of the Printed Hebrew Text of the Old Testament considered, published in 1753 and 1759. These were designed to combat contemporary ideas about the "absolute integrity" of the received Hebrew text. Google with the Archive Organization has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. The Internet Archive makes available, in its Community Texts Collection (originally known as Open Source Books), books that have been digitised by Google from a number of libraries. These are books on which copyright has expired, and are available free for educational and research use. This rare book was produced from a copy held by the University of California Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.

Baddaford, William216
Baker, Archdeacon218
Bruno, Professor219
Champernowne, Rev F218
Cocking, Mark216
Cole, James216
Cole, Richard216
Courtney, Hon Mrs Elizabeth218
Courtney, Kellond Esq218
Cox, John216
De Rossi220
Edward VI215
Ellacombe, Rev H T216
Harris, John216
Harris, Peter216
Hele, Elizeus215
Hicks, Mr Richard218
Kennicott, Benjamin DDthroughout
Kennicott, Benjamin snr215-6, 221
Kennicott, Elizabeth221
Kennicott family215
Kennicott, Gabriel215
Luscombe, Richard216
Luttrell, H Fownes Esq218
Michaelis, J D220
Phillips, John216
Pinhey, Christopher216
Rudhall, Abraham216
Secker, Dr219
Taylor, John216
Tucker, John216
Van der Hooght220