Cowles, Henry, Dd
Cowles, Henry, D.D.
a Congregational minister, was born at Norfolk, Connecticut, April 24, 1803. He pursued his preparatory studies under Rev. Ralph Emerson, of Norfolk; graduated from Yale College in 1826, and spent two years in Yale Divinity School; was ordained an evangelist, July 1, 1828, at Hartford; for two years was acting pastor at Ashtabula and Sandusky, Ohio, and then served in that relation at Austinburg, to July 29, 1831, when he was installed pastor there, remaining until November 1835. From that time to 1838 he was professor of Greek and Latin in Oberlin College, Ohio; the next ten years professor of ecclesiastical history, church polity, and Old Testament language and literature; from 1848 to 1862 editor of the Oberlin Evangelist; and subsequently was engaged in literary labor at the same place. From 1851 he was trustee of the college. He died in Janesville, Wisconsin, September 6, 1881. Dr. Cowles was the author of the following publications: The Holiness of Christians in the Present Life (1841): — Gospel Manna for Christian Pilgrims (1847): — Commentaries on the Scriptures, in 16 volumes, covering the whole Bible, as follows: The Minor Prophets (1867): — Ezekiel and Daniel (1869): — Isaiah (eod.): — Jeremiah (eod.): — Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon (1870): — Revelation (1871): — Psalms (1872): — Pentateuch (1874): — Hebrew History from the Death of Moses to the Close of Scripture
Narrative (1875): — Gospel and Epistles of John (1876): — Job (1877): — Hebrews (1878): — The Shorter Epistles (1879): — The Longer Epistles (1880): — Luke's Gospel and Acts (1881): — Matthew and Mark (eod.). The profits arising from the sale of these commentaries he gave to the missionary cause. Dr. Cowles also edited a volume of Mr. Finney's Sermons, in 1876, entitled Gospel Themes, and published a volume entitled Sin and Suffering in the Universe. See Cong. Year-book, 1882, page 26; Obituary Record of Yale College, 1882.