Jennings, David

Jennings, David, D.D., an eminent Independent minister, was born at Kibworth, Leicestershire, in 1691. In 1718 he became pastor of a congregation in Old Gravel Lane, Wapping, where he remained for forty- four years. In 1744 he went as divinity tutor to Coward's Academy and died Sept. 16, 1762. His principal works are, Jewish Antiquities, with a Dissertation on the Hebrew Language (London, 1766; 10th edition, 1839, 8vo); a work which "has long held a distinguished character for its accuracy and learning," and certainly one of the best works of the kind in the English language: — The Beauty and Benefit of early Piety (Lond. 1731, 18mo): — A Vindication of the Scripture Doctrine of Original Sin [Anonym.] (London, 1740, 8vo): — An Appeal to Reason and Common Sense (1755, 12mo): — Sermons to the Young (1743, 12mo), etc. See Orton, Life of Doddridge, p. 16, 243; Protestant Dissent. Mag. vol. 5; Hoefer, Nouv. Biogr. Générale, 26, 660; Allibone, Dictionary of Authors, 1, 964.

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