Brocket Smith (1586–1653)A considerable Reformed scholar, minister at Barkway, and a Member of the Assembly of Divines at Westminster.
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Biography of Brocket Smith (1586–1653):
Brocket Smith (1586–1653) preached a Sermon from Psalm 107:6, before the Honourable House of Commons, at their Monthly Fast, May 29th, 1644. This Sermon was printed, 4to. pp. 46. London, 1644. From this Sermon, he clearly appears to have been famished with considerable parts, to have been well informed, and a very good scholar. Many learned marginal notes are added to the Sermon. It is judicious, and faithfully applied. The author appears to have been well acquainted with the Greek and Hebrew languages. Dr Smith preached also before the Lords, but that Sermon was not printed. He was appointed one of the Select Committee for the examination and approbation of ministers who petitioned for sequestered livings. In the year 1645, he was chosen one of the Committee of Accommodation. And he was one of those Divines in the Assembly, who subscribed that proposition, “That Jesus Christ, as King of the church, has himself appointed a church-government distinct from the civil magistrate.”
The works of Brocket (or Peter) Smith previously published in old English (Puritan Publications is looking for MSS of Smith’s work to publish along with other divines not regularly well known.)