Biography and History

Benjamin Kennicott was born at Totnes in Devon, England, and became a biblical scholar who specialized in the collation, translation, and publication of Hebrew texts. He held positions as Vicar of Culham (1753-1783) and Radcliffe librarian at Oxford (1767-1783).

Source: From the finding aid for C0852

  • Benjamin Kennicott Collection. circa 1762.

    Call Number: C0852

    Benjamin Kennicott was a biblical scholar who specialized in the collation, translation, and publication of Hebrew texts. He held positions as Vicar of Culham (1753-1783) and Radcliffe librarian at Oxford (1767-1783). Collection consists of selected manuscripts by or related to Kennicott.