Founders of the Massachusetts Bible Society - 1809

The Massachusetts Bible Society began on July 6, 1809 and is an ecumenical, Christian organization dedicated to promoting Biblical literacy, understanding, and dialogue. This blog lists brief biographies of our founders who gathered in the Massachusetts State House Senate Chamber on that historic day to sign the Charter founding MBS. Please visit our website: www.massbible.org.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Mr. Edward Phillips

Edward Phillips was born on June 24, 1782 and became a merchant, serving as a deacon at Old South Church starting on May 8, 1817. The son of MBS President William Phillips and brother to Jonathan Phillips, Edward’s last words were “God has given me the victory.” He died at 45 years of age on June 24, 1782.

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