Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Holland, Hezekiah

HOLLAND, HEZEKIAH (fl. 1638–1661), puritan divine, was probably born in Ireland, as he styles himself ‘Anglo-Hibernus’ in his ‘Exposition,’ and is supposed to be the Ezekias Holland who graduated B.A. at Dublin in 1638. He became rector of Sutton Valence, Kent, in 1653 (Hasted, Kent, ii. 416), and as puritan minister there and by his writings exercised a considerable influence. The following is a list of his works: 1. ‘A Christian Looking-glass,’ 8vo, London, 1649. 2. ‘An Exposition, or a Short but full, plain, and perfect Epitome of the most choice Commentaries upon the Revelations of St. John,’ London, 1650, 4to. This was for the most part delivered by way of exposition in his parish church of Sutton Valence. 3. ‘Adam's Condition in Paradise discovered; also a Treatise of the Lawful Ministrie,’ &c., 1656, 4to. A portrait is prefixed to the ‘Exposition.’

[Information from the Rev. J. J. Dredge; Ware's Writers of Ireland, p. 158; Granger's Biog. Hist.; Bodleian Lib. Cat.; Brit. Mus. Cat.; Watt's Bibl. Brit.]

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