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Davidson, Andrew Bruce (1831–1902), Hebraist and theologian, was born on 25 April 1831 in the farmstead at Ellon, north Aberdeenshire, the son of Andrew Davidson (d. 1863) and Helen Bruce (d. 1876). His parents were keenly interested in the ecclesiastical and theological controversies that were to lead to the Disruption of 1843 and the founding of the ...

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Douglas, George Cunninghame Monteath (1826–1904), Hebrew scholar, was born on 2 March 1826, in Kilbarchan, west Renfrewshire, one of six children of Robert Douglas, minister of the parish, and his wife, Janet, daughter of John Monteath, minister of Houston. His brother, Carstairs Douglas (1830–1877)...

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Smith, William Robertson (1846–1894), theologian and Semitic scholar, was born on 8 November 1846 at New Farm, Keig, Aberdeenshire, the second of the eight children of William Pirie Smith (1811–1890), Free Church minister at Keig and Tough, and Jane, daughter of William Robertson...