Binning, Hugh a Scotch theologian, was born in the County of Ayr, in 1627. He was educated in the University of Glasgow, and distinguished himself by his talent for oratory, and by the power of his logic. It was this that rendered him celebrated as a preacher and controversialist. In a conference which was held in the presence of Cromwell, between the Presbyterians and Independents, Binning so victoriously refuted the latter as greatly to please the future Protector, who demanded his name. Binning died in 1654, while minister of Govan, near Glasgow, after having, been regent and professor of moral philosophy in the University of Glasgow. He wrote a Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans (Edinb. 1735). See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.