Hodges, Walter, Dd

Hodges, Walter, D.D.

a clergyman of the Hutchinsonian school and provost of Oriel College, Oxford, flourished about the middle of the last century. He provoked a great deal of attention by his Elihu, or an Inquiry into the principal Scope and Design of the Book of Job (London, 1750, 4to; 1751, 8vo; 3rd ed. 1756; 12mo and others), in which he endeavored to show that Elihu is the Son of God, a discovery which he supposed would throw great light on the book of Job, and solve the controversies respecting the doctrines which have been agitated thereupon. He wrote also The Christian Plan (2nd edit., with additions, and with other theological pieces, London, 1775, 8vo), a no less curious work than the one above mentioned, though it failed to produce so much sensation. "The whole meaning and extent of the Christian plan he represents as embodied, according to his interpretation, in the Hebrew Elohim." The other theological pieces in the addenda of this work are on the historical account of David's life; and on Sheol, or concerning the Place of departed Souls between the Time of their Dissolution and the general Resurrection; also, Oratio habita in domo convocationis. — Kitto, Cyclop. 2, 317; Darling, Cyclop. Bibliog. 1, 1504; Allibone, Dict. of Authors, 1, 857.

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