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ROBBINN, Rensselaer David Chauceford, linguist, born in Wardsborough, Vermont, 23 December, 1811; died in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts, 3 November, 1882. He was graduated at Middlebury college, Vermont, in 1835, and at Andover theological seminary in 1841, serving there as librarian until 1848, after which he was professor of languages at Middlebury until 1872, and received from this college the degree of D. D. in 1882. Dr. Robbins contributed to the "Bibliotheca Sacra," translated " Egypt and the Books of Moses" from the German of E. W. Hengstenberg (Andover, 1843; 2d ed., with notes by W. Cooke Taylor, Edinburgh, 1845), and Xenophon's "Memorabilia of Socrates," with notes (New York, 1853), and edited the 3d and 4th editions of Professor Moses Stuart's " Commentaries on the Epistles to the Romans, Hebrews, and Ecclesiastes" (Andover, 1854).
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