The New International Encyclopædia/Bush, George

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BUSH, George (1796-1859). An American biblical scholar, born in Norwich, Vt. He graduated at Dartmouth College in 1818 and studied at the Princeton Theological Seminary from 1820 to 1822. He was pastor of a church in Indianapolis from 1824 to 1829, and was professor of Hebrew and Oriental literature at the University of the City of New York from 1831 to 1848. Among his works of that period were a Life of Mohammed (1832); a series of biblical commentaries under the title of Notes on Genesis, Exodus, etc. (1840-52); and Anastasius; or the Doctrine of the Resurrection (1844), in which he denied the existence of a material body in a future life. He embraced the doctrines of Swedenborg in 1847, and became editor of the New Church Repository. For his biography, consult Fernald (Boston, 1860).