Owen, Henry Md

Owen, Henry M.D., a learned divine of the Church of England, was born in 1716, near Dolgelly, in Merionethshire. He was educated at the grammar school of Ruthin, in Wales, whence he was removed to Jesus College, Oxford. His attention was primarily directed towards the medical profession; but, changing his purpose, he took orders, and, after various preferments, became in 1760 rector of St. Olave, Hart Street, and vicar of Edmonton, in Middlesex. In 1775 he also obtained the living of Edmonton. He died in 1795. He published, The Intent and Propriety of the Scripture Miracles, a most valuable work: — Observations on the Four Gospels: — Directions to Students in Divinity:— Inquiry into the State of the Septuagint Version of the Old Testament: — Critica Sacra, or a Short Introduction to Hebrew Criticism:— Collatio Codicis Cottoniani Geneseos, cum editione Romana a viro clarissimo. Johanne Ernesto Grabe, deemed the most ancient manuscript in Europe: — Critical Disquisitions: — The Modes of Quotation used by. the Evangelical Writers. "All of Dr. Henry Owen's works," says Orme, are characterized by sound criticism and laborious research. Bishop Marsh, who says that he is an excellent critic, observes that his Historical and Critical Account of the Septuagint Version should be read by every man who wishes to be acquainted with the history of that version" (Bibl. Bibl. [1839] p. 187). See Nichols; Lit. Anecdotes; Allibone, Dict. Brit. and Amer. Auth. s.v.; Jones, Christian Biog. s.v.; Hook, Eccles. Biog. s.v.

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