Jones, John (3), Lld
Jones, John (3), LL.D., a Welsh Socinian divine and philological writer, was born in Caermarthenshire, and educated at the Unitarian New College, Hackney. In 1792 Mr. Jones was appointed classical and mathematical teacher in the Welsh Academy, Swansea, which situation he held about three years, and then settled at Plymouth Dock over the Unitarian congregation. In 1797 he became minister of the Unitarian congregation at Halifax in Yorkshire, and about 1800 he removed to London, where he resided during the remainder of his life, chiefly occupied as a classical teacher, and preaching only occasionally. He died January 10, 1827. A few years before his death he received the diploma of LL.D. from the University of Aberdeen. Dr. Jones was the author of several works, some of which are religious, chiefly in support or defense of the evidences of Christianity. Of these the most important are Illustrations of the Four Gospels, founded on circumstances peculiar to our Lord and the Evangelists (Lond. 1808, 8vo): — Ecclesiastical Researches, or Philo and Josephus proved to be historians and apologists of Christ, etc. (London, 1812 — a sequel, 1813, 2 vols. 8vo): — Epistle to the Romans analyzed (1802, 8vo): — New Version of the Epistles to the Colossians, Thessalonians, Timothy, Titus, and the general Epistle of James (1819-20, 12mo): — New Version of the first
three Chapters of Genesis (1819, 8vo). He also wrote a number of philological works which are considered valuable. It may not be out of place here to state that Dr. Jones was the first English philologian who taught Greek by the medium of the English instead of the Latin. See Lond. Gentl. Mag. April, 1827; Engl. Cyclop. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. Engl. and Am. Auth. 2, S.V.