Bishop, George Brown

Bishop, George Brown a Presbyterian minister, was born in Fayette County, Ky., March 30, 1810. He went to Paris, Ky., at the age of twelve, and studied Latin under Dr. William H. McGuffey. His father, Rev. R. H. Bishop, D.D., having removed to Oxford, O., and taken the presidency of Miami University, he entered the Freshman class of that college, and graduated in 1828. The following year he entered Princeton Theological Seminary, and in due time completed the course. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 28, 1832. He spent some time after in preaching to various churches in the vicinity of Oxford, and in 1833 became a stated supply for that place. In November he was ordained and installed pastor. In 1834 he was elected to the professorship of Biblical criticism and Oriental literature in the Indiana Theological Seminary at Hanover, now the North- western of Chicago, and died in that position, Dec. 14, 1837. Few men have given greater promise of usefulness to the Church. He daily read from the Latin, Greek, Hebrew, and German versions of the Scriptures, and his piety was equal to his scholarship. See Index of the Princeton Review. (W. P. S.)

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