Row, John (3)
Row, John (3), a Presbyterian divine and Hebrew scholar, was born at Carnock about 1598, and was the son of the preceding. He became one of the ministers of Aberdeen in 1631, and in 1644 he was chosen moderator of the Provincial Assembly at Aberdeen. He was a Covenanter in the civil war, and in 1652 became principal of King's College, Aberdeen, but resigned in 1661. He was subsequently a schoolmaster in Aberdeen, but spent his last years in retirement in the parish of Kinellar, near Aberdeen. He was noted — and the same may be said of his father and grandfather — for an intimate acquaintance with the Hebrew language. His death took place about 1672. He published, Hebraicam Linguoe Institutiones (Glasg. 1634, 12mo): — Xibias Hebraica seu Vocabularium, etc. (1644, 12mo): — Εὐχαριστία Βασιλική, etc. (Abredon. 1660, 4to). See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.