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BARROWS, Elijah Porter, clergyman, born in Mansfield, Connecticut, 5 January 1817. He was graduated at Yale in 1826, and, after teaching school for five years at Hartford, was ordained, and in 1835 became pastor of the first free Presbyterian Church in New York city. Here he remained until 1835, when he accepted the professorship of sacred literature in Western Reserve College (1837-'52). In 1853 he was appointed professor of Hebrew language and literature in Andover theological seminary, retaining the office until 1866. In 1872 he accepted a like appointment in Oberlin, Ohio, theological seminary. Besides twenty-five articles in the "Bibliotheca Sacra," he has published "A Memoir of Evertin Judson " (1852) ; "Companion to the Bible" (1869) ;and "Sacred Geography and Antiquities" (1872). He has also been one of the editors of the American Tract Society's "Bible with Notes."
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