Benzel, Jacob a Swedish theologian, was born Feb. 25, 1683, at Upsal, where he also pursued his theological studies. In 1718 he was appointed professor of theology at Lund, and was made in 1725 doctor of divinity; in 1731 he became bishop of Gothenburg, and in 174 archbishop of Sweden and Finland. He died June 14, 1747, leaving, Dissertatio de Paloestina: — De Fatis paloestine: — De Proedestinatione AEterna. See: Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v. (B. P.).