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Bennet, George (1750/51–1835), Hebraist and Presbyterian minister; details of his upbringing and parents are unknown. He passed a great portion of his life in the study of Hebrew and he was well acquainted with the learning of the rabbis, who were in his opinion more accustomed, if not better able, than Christian commentators to interpret the Hebrew ...

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Alexander Gordon

revised by Rosemary Mitchell

Cook, John (1771–1824), Church of Scotland minister and Hebrew scholar, eldest son of the Revd John Cook, professor of moral philosophy at the University of St Andrews, and his wife, Janet, daughter of the Revd John Hill, was born on 24 November 1771. He graduated at ...

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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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See Macfarlane [Macfarlan], John

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W. A. L. Elmslie

revised by R. S. Simpson

McLean, Norman (1865–1947), Semitic and biblical scholar, was born at Lanark on 2 October 1865, the eldest son of the Revd Daniel McLean, a minister of the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland in Lanark from 1865, and his wife, Grace Millar. He was educated in ...

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Moodie, William [pseud. Adam Whyte] (1759–1812), Church of Scotland minister and university teacher, was born on 2 July 1759 in Gartly, Aberdeenshire, the eldest of the seven children of Roger Moodie (d. 1775), parish minister of Gartly and later of Monimail...

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Charlotte Fell-Smith

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Robertson, James (1714–1795), orientalist and Hebraist, was born in the parish of Cromarty, Scotland. He studied for many years at Leiden University under Jan Jacob Schultens, the celebrated Dutch orientalist, and later became the minister at Cromarty, having been licensed by the presbytery of Edinburgh...

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Simson, William (b. 1562, d. in or after 1623), Church of Scotland minister and Hebraist, was born on 13 August 1562 in Perth, probably the third son of Andrew Simson (c. 1526–1591?), rector of Perth grammar school, and Violet, daughter of Patrick Adamson...

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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...