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|Popular As||Wilbur A. Smith|
|Age||11 years old|
|Born||January 19, 2009 (Kabwe, African)|
Wilbur A. Smith’s zodiac sign is Aquarius. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.
Wilbur A. Smith was born in the Year of the Ox. Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.
Smith was born in Chicago on June 8, 1894. His father, Thomas Smith, was a successful fruit trader. His mother, Sadie Sanborn Smith, read a lot and had a large library. Her father was a follower of the famous evangelist R. A. Torrey. She taught her son to read when he was five. He developed a love of books that remained with him throughout his whole life. He owned more than 25,000 books.
After High School, he went to the Moody Bible Institute, where he studied from 1913 to 1914. There he became familiar with Torrey, Sunday, Ironside, Trotter, Gipsy Smith and others. His father was Trustee of the Moody Bible Institute from 1907 to 1950. From 1914 to 1917, Wilbur studied at Wooster College, where he received his BA. His received his Doctor of Divinity from Dallas Theological Seminary (which was then called the Evangelical Theological College) in 1932. At the end of his first year at Wooster College, he married Mary Irene Ostrowsky, a student at the Moody Bible Institute.
He worked as a Presbyterian minister in Ocean City, Baltimore (1922-1927), Covington (1927-30) and Coatesville (1930–37).
Charles Fuller asked Wilbur to assist in the establishment of Fuller Theological Seminary. Wilbur with other Evangelical Bible scholars such as Harold Ockenga joined the effort. From 1947 to 1963 he delivered lectures on theology and Biblical Studies. He also guided Future Pastors and performed administrative tasks (1947-1963). Between 1963 and 1971 he taught an 'English Bible' course at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
In 1963, Wilbur Smith resigned over a dispute over the doctrine of the infallibility of the Bible. He then became a professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, where he taught from 1963 to 1967. From 1967 until his retirement in 1971.
In 1971 he received an honorary doctorate (Litt.D.) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where was a professor in Biblical Studies.