Keith, Alexander, Dd

Keith, Alexander, D.D.

a Presbyterian minister of the Free Church of Scotland, was born in Keith Hall, Aberdeenshire, in 1791. He received his education at Marischal College, Aberdeen. From 1816 to 1843 he was a clergyman of the Established Church of Scotland, at St. Cyrus, Kincardineshire, and subsequently a minister of the Free Church, but for many years, on account of failing health, he was unable to attend to parochial duties. The first edition of Evidences of the Truth of the Christian Religion, Derived from the Literal Fulfilment of Prophecy, a work which became a text-book in the colleges of England and Scotland, was published in 1823 (last ed. by his son, with photographic illustrations). Several other works on similar subjects, among which was Christianity Demonstrated, were published between 1831 and 1861. As one of the deputation of the Scottish Church to Palestine, he visited many of the scenes of Scripture prophecy, and an account of this mission was published under the title of A Narrative of the Mission to the Jews. Dr. Keith died at Buxton, February 8, 1880. See N.Y. Observer, February 18, 1880. (W.P.S.)

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