See also:born at Carpow, in
See also:Perthshire . He was almost entirely self-educated, having acquired a knowledge of Latin, Greek and
See also:Hebrew while employed as a shepherd . His early career was varied, and he was in succession a packman, a soldier in the
See also:Edinburgh garrison in 1745, and a school-
See also:master . He was, from 1750 till his
See also:minister of the Burgher branch of the
See also:church (see
See also:UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH) in Haddington . From 1786 he was
See also:professor of divinity for his denomination, and was mainly responsible for the training of its
See also:ministry . He gained a just reputation for learning and piety . The best of his many
See also:works are his Self-Interpreting Bible and
See also:Dictionary of the Bible, works that were long very popular . The former was translated into Welsh . He also wrote an Explication of the
See also:Westminster Confession, and a number of
See also:biographical and
See also:historical sketches .
JOHN BROWN (1715–1766)
JOHN BROWN (1735–1788)
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