Warfield, Benjamin Breckinridge, D. D., is the oldest son of his parents, William Warfield and Mary C. Breckinridge, oldest daughter of Dr. R. J. Breckinridge. He was born at Lexington Ky., November 5th, 1851, and graduated at the College of New Jersey in 1871, and at Princeton Seminary in 1873, after which he pursued his theological studies for a time at Leipsic, Germany. He was state supply of Concord Church, Ky., 1875; of the First Church, Dayton, O., 1876; and of the First Church, Baltimore, Md., 1877. He was ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery of Ebenezer, April 26th, 1879. In 1878 he was appointed Instructor in the Western Theological Seminary, Allegheny, Pa., and in 1879 was elected Professor of New Testament Literature and Exegesis in the same Institution, which chair he still occupies, and with much ability and acceptableness. Dr. Warfield’s scholarship, for one so young, is of a high order, and promises well for the future. He has contributed several valuable critical papers to the Presbyterian Review and the Southern Presbyterian Review, and is the author of an excellent tract entitled “The Divine Origin of the Bible,” which has been published by the Presbyterian Board of Publication.
“Warfield, Benjamin Breckinridge, D. D.” Encyclopaedia of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: Including the Northern and Southern Assemblies, edited by Alfred Nevin, 984. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Publishing Co., 1884. [Archive]