Pemble, William

Pemble, William a learned Calvinistic English divine, was born in 1591; educated at Magdalene College, Oxford; removed to Magdalene Hall in 1613, and there became a noted divinity reader and tutor. He appears to have been a good Hebrew scholar, and employed his learning very advantageously in explanations of obscure passages of Scripture, and thorough expositions of the first nine chapters of Zechariah and the book of Ecclesiastes. He was a famous preacher, a good orator, an excellent scholar, and an ornament to society. He died in 1623. His works were published at London in one vol. fol. (1635; 4th ed. Oxford, 1659), and embrace: Vindiciae Fidei, or a Treatise of Justification by Faith; A Treatise of the Providence of God; Salomon's Recantation and Repentance, or the Book of Ecclesiastes explained; The Period of the Persian Mhonarchy, wherein sundry Places!of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Daniel are clenared; A short and sweet Exposition upon the first Nine, Chapters of Zecharie; Sermon on 1Co 15:19-20; Introduction to the worthy Receiving of the Lord's Supper; Five godly and profitable Sermons; A Summe of Moral Philosophy. See Wood, Athenae Oxon.; Bickersteth, Christian Student; Darling, Cyclop. Bibliogr. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Auth. s.v.

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