Joseph Hall

Joseph Hall
Short Name: Joseph Hall
Full Name: Hall, Joseph, 1574-1656
Birth Year: 1574
Death Year: 1656

Hall, Joseph, D.D., was born at Ashby-de-la-Zouch in 1574, and educated at Cambridge. He was successively Rector of Halstead, Prebendary of Wolverhampton, Dean of Worcester, Bishop of Exeter, and Bishop of Norwich. In July, 1616, he attended Lord Doncaster into France, and on his return he was appointed by King James as one of his divines to accompany him into Scotland. At the Synod of Dort he was appointed to preach the Latin Sermon to the Assembly. He died in 1656. His works are numerous, and include his versions of Ps. i.-ix. [No. 43.] His Works were published in London by Pavier, 1625.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

Joseph Hall (1 July 1574 – 8 September 1656) was an English bishop, satirist and moralist. His contemporaries knew him as a devotional writer, and a high-profile controversialist of the early 1640s. In church politics, he tended in fact to a middle way. Thomas Fuller wrote: "He was commonly called our English Seneca, for the purenesse, plainnesse, and fulnesse of his style. Not unhappy at Controversies, more happy at Comments, very good in his Characters, better in his Sermons, best of all in his Meditations."

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