Spence, Henry

Education

Professor of Biblical Criticism 25.12.1779 - 27.11.1787.

Birth/childhood

Probably born 10.9.1714 son of James Spence of Kirkton of Alves, writer, Edinburgh and Anne Robertson.

Career

Studied at King’s College, Aberdeen - M.A. 1730, D.D. 1781.

Licensed by Dalkeith presbytery 1738.

Minister Wemyss 1744-1779.

Professor of Biblical Criticism 25.12.1779 - 27.11.1787. [St Andrews University]

Publications - made first translation into English of Plato’s Republic.

Death

Died 27.11.1787.

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