Samuel Davidson

1806-1898; theologian and biblical scholar; b. Co. Antrim, ed. Royal Academical Inst., Belfast, for Presbyterian ministry; licensed preacher, 1833; Prof. of Biblical Criticism, Belfast 1835-41; LLD, Aberdeen, 1838; Prof. of Biblical Literature and Ecclesiastical History, Lancashire Independent College, Manchester, 1843-57; published ‘The Test of the Old Testament Considered’ as part of Horne’s Introduction (1856); resigned from college [giving] no account of doctrinal objections, 1857; tutoring at Hatherlow, Cheshire; scripture examiner, London University, 1862; numerous theological publications. ODNB

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