An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

Turner, Samuel Hulbeart

(Jan. 23, 1790-Dec. 21, 1861). Priest and biblical scholar. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1807 and then studied for the ministry under Bishop William White. Turner was ordained deacon on Jan. 27, 1811, and priest on Jan. 23, 1814. From 1814 to 1817 he was rector of the church in Chestertown, Maryland, and in 1817 he moved to Philadelphia. The following year he became superintendent of theological students in the Diocese of Pennsylvania. On Oct. 8, 1818 he was named professor of historic theology at the newly established General Theological Seminary in New York City. In 1821 he was named professor of biblical learning and served in that position until his death. He was an irenic low churchman, a biblical scholar, and the author of A Companion to the Book of Genesis (1846). He died in New York City.

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