Kennicott, Benjamin, 1718-1783

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Dates:
Birth 1718-04-04
Death 1783-09-18
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Benjamin Kennicott (1718-83) was a Hebraist. He was educated and worked most of his life in Oxford. He was the first to systematically examine and produce a collation of the Hebrew manuscripts of the Old Testament. His chief work was Vetus Testamentum hebraicum cum variis lectionibus, 2 vols. (Oxford, 1776-80). See the Dictionary of National Biography for details.

From the guide to the Hebrew Biblical manuscripts of Benjamin Kennicott, 1222-15th century, (University of Oxford, Department of Oriental Collections, Bodleian Library)

Epithet: Biblical scholar

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Epithet: Perpetual Curate of Monkwearmouth

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Benjamin Kennicott was born at Totnes in Devon, England, and became a biblical scholar who specialized in the collation, translation, and publication of Hebrew texts. He held positions as Vicar of Culham (1753-1783) and Radcliffe librarian at Oxford (1767-1783).

From the description of Benjamin Kennicott collection, 1762-n.d. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 83898141

Epithet: Reverend; DD

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Subjects:

  • Bible O.T. Manuscripts, Hebrew

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Places:

  • Lisbon, Portugal (as recorded)
  • Ely, Cambridgeshire (as recorded)
  • Totnes (England) (as recorded)
  • St. John's, Newfoundland (as recorded)
  • Dunstable, Bedfordshire (as recorded)
  • Thornbury, Gloucestershire (as recorded)
  • Cerne Abbas, Dorset (as recorded)
  • Chester, Cheshire (as recorded)
  • River Forth, Scotland (as recorded)
  • Deal, Kent (as recorded)
  • Hounslow Heath, Middlesex (as recorded)