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Biography of Ezra Abbot


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Abbot, Ezra, LL.D., D.D., born in 1819, American critic. Very precocious as a child. Graduated at Bowdoin College and settled at Cambridge, gaining considerable reputation as a biblical critic. He contributed to periodicals and also wrote several critical works and in support of Unitarianism; the best known is that on "The Authorship of the Fourth Gospel." Died, 1884.