McClintock Biblical Encyclopedia: Daggett Naphtali, D.D.

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McClintock Biblical Encyclopedia: Daggett Naphtali, D.D.


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a Congregational minister, was born at Attleborough, Mass., Sept. 8, 1727; graduated at Yale 1748, and was ordained pastor in Smithtown, L. I., 1751. He was elected Prof. of Divinity in Yale College, 1756, and remained there until his death, Nov. 25, 1780. He occupied the presidential chair of the college pro tempore from 1766 until 1777. When the British landed at West Haven, 1779, his patriotic ardor led him to take up arms, and he was very rudely treated by the enemy. His death was hastened by his sufferings. He published a few sermons. —Sprague, Annals, 1:479.