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B. B. Warfield

1851-1921. American Presbyterian scholar. Born near Lexington, Kentucky, into an old American family, he prepared for college by private study, then took his Arts degrees at Princeton (1871, 1874). He traveled in Europe for a year, then became an editor of the Farmer's Home Journal. Later he trained for the ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary, studied at the University of Leipzig (1876-77), and became assistant minister at the First Presbyterian Church of Baltimore. In 1878 he became instructor of NT language and literature in Western Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, holding the rank of professor from 1879 to 1887. In the latter year he became professor of didactic and polemical theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he succeeded A.A. Hodge.* Warfield published a score of books on theological and biblical subjects, in addition to numerous pamphlets and addresses. An accomplished linguist of Hebrew, Greek, and modern tongues, he was at home in patristics, theology,