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Benjamin Kennicott, DD: A Biographical Sketch

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

by

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.
 
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Baddaford, William 216
Baker, Archdeacon 218
Bruno, Professor 219
Champernowne, Rev F 218
Cocking, Mark 216
Cole, James 216
Cole, Richard 216
Courtney, Hon Mrs Elizabeth 218
Courtney, Kellond Esq 218
Cox, John 216
De Rossi 220
Edward VI 215
Ellacombe, Rev H T 216
Harris, John 216
Harris, Peter 216
Hele, Elizeus 215
Hicks, Mr Richard 218
Kennicott, Benjamin DD throughout
Kennicott, Benjamin snr 215-6, 221
Kennicott, Elizabeth 221
Kennicott family 215
Kennicott, Gabriel 215
Luscombe, Richard 216
Luttrell, H Fownes Esq 218
Michaelis, J D 220
Phillips, John 216
Pinhey, Christopher 216
Rudhall, Abraham 216
Secker, Dr 219
Taylor, John 216
Tucker, John 216
Van der Hooght 220
Zeller 219