Birthdays on December 1
Albert Barnes was born in Rome, N.Y. Becoming a Presbyterian at age 24, he pastored a church in Morristown, N.J., and then began a 40-year ministry at the First Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia. In 1823 he began his work on the 11 -volume, Notes on the New Testament which took him 19 years to complete. The completed Notes, a 27-volume set, sold over a million copies.