Garnett John, Dd

Garnett John, D.D., an English divine, was born in 1707. He became fellow of Sidney College, Cambridge, and afterwards Lady Margaret's preacher. He was made bishop of Ferns in 1752, and bishop of Clogher in 1758. He died in 1782. His principal work is A Dissertation on the Book of Job, its Nature, Argument, Age, and Author, wherein the celebrated Text, 19:25, is occasionally considered and discussed; to which are added four Sermons (London, 1749, 4to). He contends "that the book of Job is an allegorical drama, designed to represent the fall and restoration of a captive Jew, and with a view to recommend the virtue of patience. The author he supposes to have been Ezekiel, and the period of its production subsequent to the Babylonish captivity." — Orme, Bibliotheca Biblica, page 200; Kitto, Cyclopaedia, s.v.

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