David Arnold

(1805-1889). Colleague of James White in publishing the Advent Review (1850), and first president of the New York Conference. He was a Millerite who accepted the Sabbatarian position soon after 1844. The first conference of Sabbathkeeping Adventists in New York State was held in his barn (or, as some say, carriage house) at Volney on Aug. 18, 1848. He wrote rather extensively for the early Adventist papers. His expositions of the Bible were essentially standard, although he held a few views that differed slightly from the rest at first—such as that the “daily” represented literal Jewish sacrifices. ( See L. E. Froom, Prophetic Faith of Our Fathers , vol. 4, pp. 1022, 1086, 1087.)

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.