Nathaniel S. Folsom

Nathaniel Smith Folsom (1806-1890) was a Biblical scholar serving as professor of Biblical literature at Western Reserve College, Hudson, Ohio, 1834-36, as a Congregational minister in New England, 1840-47, and becoming a Unitarian minister at Haverhill, Mass. in 1848. He served for two years as editor of The Christian Register, a Unitarian weekly magazine, and in 1849-61, as professor at the Unitarian Theological Seminary at Meadville, Pa. His later years were spent in teaching and writing at Lawrence, Mass. (from the Hills entry 1846)

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Title: The Four Gospels: Translated from the Greek text of Tischendorf, With the Various Readings of Griesbach, Lachmann, Tischendorf, Tregelles, Meyer, Alford, and Others; and With Critical and Expository Notes. By Nathaniel S. Folsom.
Date: First edition 1869, Second edition 1871, Third edition 1885
Publisher: A. Williams and Company: Boston (Third edition: Cupples, Upham and Company: Boston)
Contents: Gospels
References: Chamberlin 614-5; Hills 1846; Herbert 1975.
Images: First edition title page, Second edition title page, Third edition title page (from the online facsimile)
Facsimile: A pdf facsimile of the first edition is available at and the third edition is available at


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