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Ackroyd, Peter Runham (1917–2005), Old Testament scholar, was born on 15 September 1917 at 66 Stone Hill Road, Derby, the son of Jabez Robert Ackroyd, Congregational minister, and his wife, Winifred, née Brown. When the family moved to Harrow, Middlesex, he attended the county boys' school. He matriculated from ...

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Aldred (fl. c. 970), provost of Chester-le-Street and glossator, is known through three manuscripts. He added an interlinear Old English gloss and a colophon to the Lindisfarne gospels of c.698 (BL, Cotton MS Nero D.iv), four collects in honour of St Cuthbert...

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Alford, Henry (1810–1871), dean of Canterbury and biblical scholar, was born at 25 Alfred Place, Bedford Square, London, on 10 October 1810, the son of the Revd Henry Alford (1782–1852), an evangelical and the son and grandson of evangelical clergy, and his first wife, ...

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Henry Alford (1810–1871) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Amner, Richard (bap. 1737, d. 1803), Presbyterian minister and biblical critic, was born at Hinckley, Leicestershire, the third of five children of Richard Amner and Anne, his wife. He was baptized on 26 April 1737 at the Presbyterian Great Meeting, Hinckley. In 1755 he entered ...

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Anderson, George Wishart (1913–2002), biblical scholar and Methodist minister, was born on 25 January 1913 at 35 Elliot Street, Arbroath, the elder child of George Anderson (1879–1957), a cabinet-maker, and his wife, Margaret Gordon, née Wishart (1880–1964). His parents were both Scottish. He was educated at ...

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Arnald, Richard (1698/1700–1756), Church of England clergyman and biblical scholar, was born in 1698 (Venn, Alum. Cant.) or 1700 (Nichols). He was educated at Bishop Stortford School, whereafter in 1714 he was admitted to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and matriculated the next year. Having graduated BA he moved in 1718 to ...

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Barclay, William (1907–1978), New Testament scholar, writer, and broadcaster, was born on 5 December 1907 in Wick, Caithness, the only child of William Dugald Barclay (1864–1936), a bank manager and lay evangelist, and his wife, Barbara Linton McLeish (1867–1932). In 1912 the family left for the industrial south-west when ...

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William Barclay (1907–1978) by unknown photographer Paternoster Press / Authentic Media; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Barnes, William Emery (1859–1939), Church of England clergyman and biblical scholar, was born in London on 26 May 1859, the younger son of Samuel Emery Barnes, wine merchant, of London, and his wife, Charlotte Ann Noss. He was educated at Islington proprietary school...