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SAMUEL COX (1826–1893)

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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 353 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SAMUEL COX (1826–1893), English nonconformist divine, was born in London on the 19th of April 1826. For some years he worked as an apprentice in the London docks, and then entered the Baptist College at Stepney. In 1851 he became pastor of a Baptist church at Southsea, removing in 1855 to Hyde, and in 1863 to Nottingham. He was president of the Baptist Association in 1873 and received the degree of D.D. from St Andrews in 1882. Cox had distinct gifts as a biblical expositor and was the founder and first editor of a monthly journal The Expositor (1875-1884). Among the best known of his numerous theological publicationsare SalvatorMundi (1877), A Commentary on the Book of Job (188o), The Larger Hope (1883).
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