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COPYRIGHT

BY GEO. H. ELLIS.

1888.

Press of Geo. H. Ellis, 141 Franklın Street.
EZRA ABBOT, eldest child of Ezra and Phebe (Abbot) Abbot, was born in Jackson, Waldo County, Maine, April 28, 1819; was fitted for college at Phillips (Exeter) Academy; graduated at Bowdoin College in 1840, and received its degree of A.M. in 1843; removed to Cambridge in 1847; after some time spent in teaching, in pursuing private studies, and in rendering service in the libraries of Harvard College and the Boston Athenæum, was appointed in 1856 Assistant Librarian of Harvard College; and in 1872 Bussey Professor of New Testament Criticism and Interpretation in the Divinity School.

He was elected in 1852 a member of the American Oriental Society, and from 1853 its Recording Secretary; in 1861, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; in 1871 appointed University Lecturer on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament; in the same year chosen a member of the New Testament Company for the revision of our English Bible. He was also a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis, and of the Harvard Biblical Club.

In 1861, he received from Harvard College the honorary degree of A.M. ; in 1869 that of LL.D. from Yale College, and the same from Bowdoin College in 1878; in 1872 from Harvard College that of S.T.D.; and he was tendered the degree of D.D. by the University of Edinburgh at its recent tercentenary, but passed away before the date of the celebration.

He died at his home in Cambridge at 5.30 P.M., on Friday, March 21, 1884.

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