Graves, Richard

Graves, Richard D.D., a learned Irish divine, was born at Kilfinnann, Limerick, October 1, 1763, and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, of which he became fellow in 1786. In 1813 he became dean of Ardagh, and regius professor of divinity. He died March 29, 1829. Horne pronounces his Lectures on the Pentateuch (1807, 2 volumes, 8vo) "indispensably necessary to the Biblical student." Besides that learned work, which passed through several editions, he wrote The Apostles and Evangelists not Enthusiasts (1798): — Scriptural Proofs of the Trinity (four discourses): — Absolute Predestination compared with the Scripture statement of the Justice of God: Predestination repugnant to the general tenor of Scriptures (Lond. 1825, 8vo). — These, with a number of Sermons, are given in his Whole Works now first collected (London, 1840, 4 volumes, 8vo), of which volume 1 contains a memoir of his Life and Writings by his son, R.H. Graves, D.D.

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