Kennedy, Benjamin Hall, Dd

Kennedy, Benjamin Hall, D.D.

a clergyman of the Church of England, was born at Summer Hill, near Birmingham, November 6, 1804. He graduated with honors from St. John's College, Cambridge, in 1827; was fellow of: his: college and classical lecturer, 1828-36; assistant master at Harrow, 1830-36; head master of Shrewsbury School, 1836-66; prebendary of Gaia Major in.Lichfield Cathedral, 1843-67; select preacher to the University, 1860; rector of West Felton, 1865-67; became regius professor of Greek in the University of Cambridge, and canon of Ely in 1867, where he continued until his death, April 8, 1889. He was elected a member of the University Council in 1870, and lady Margaret preacher for 1873. He was elected honorary fellow of St. John's College in 1880. He was also a member of the New Testament Revision Committee. His works are largely school-books, or translations, but he also published, Between Whiles (1877): — Occasional Sermons (eod.): — and Ely lectures on The Revised Translation of the New Testament (1882).

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