Jamieson, John, Dd

Jamieson, John, D.D.

a divine and philologist, was born at Glasgow March 3, 1759. He became minister of the Anti-Burgher Secession Church in Scotland, was stationed first at Forfar (in 1781), and afterwards (1797) for forty-three years at Edinburgh. He died July 12, 1838. His principal works are, A Vindication of the Doctrines of Scripture and of the Primitive Faith concerning the Deity of Christ (Edinb. 1794, 2 vols. 8vo): "a very able and learned reply to Priestly's history of early opinions:"-An Alarm to Britain, or an Inquiry into the Causes of the rapid Progress of Infidelity (Perth, 1795, 12mo): — Sermons on the Heart (Edinb. 1789-90, 2 vols. 8vo): — The Use of Sacred History, confirming the Doctrine of Revelation (Edinb. 1802, 2 vols. 8vo): — An Historical Account of the ancient Culdees of Iona, and of their Settlement in England, Scotland, and Ireland (Edinb. 1811, 4to), etc. His reputation, however, rests chiefly on his Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1808-1809), of which he published an abridgment in 1818, and to which he added a supplement in 1825. See Darling, Cyclop. Bibliog. s.v. Allibone, Dict. of Authos, s.v.

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