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Bevan, Anthony Ashley (1859–1933), orientalist and biblical scholar, was born at Trent Park, Barnet, on 19 May 1859, the eldest of the three sons of Robert Cooper Lee Bevan (1809–1890), of Fosbury House, Wiltshire, and Trent Park, head of the great banking-house later known as ...

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D. S. Margoliouth

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

Gandell, Robert (1818–1887), orientalist and biblical scholar, was born in the parish of St Michael, Crooked Lane, London, the sixth and youngest son of Thomas Gandell. He was educated at Mill Hill School and at King's College, London, before going to Oxford where he matriculated in 1839 at ...

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Hooke, Samuel Henry (1874–1968), biblical scholar and orientalist, was born at 1 Chesterton Villas, Cirencester, on 21 January 1874, the elder son of Henry Mann Hooke, a Plymouth Brother, and his wife, Elizabeth Loudoun. Educated at Wirksworth and at St Mark's School, Windsor...

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Malan, Solomon Caesar [formerly César Jean Salomon] (1812–1894), orientalist and biblical scholar, was born on 22 April 1812 in the rue Verdaine, Geneva, the eldest of the twelve children of César Henri Abraham Malan (1787–1864), a Reformed minister of Huguenot descent, and his wife, ...

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Ravis [formerly Raue], Christian [Christianus Ravius] (1613–1677), oriental and biblical scholar, was born on 25 January 1613 at Berlin, Brandenburg, the son of Johann Raue, deacon at the Nikolaus-Kirche, and his wife, Margarete Guericke. After attending the Berlin Gymnasium, in 1630 he entered ...

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Smith, Robert Payne (1818–1895), orientalist and theologian, was born in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, on 7 November 1818, the only son and second of four children of Robert Smith (d. 1827), a land agent, and his wife, Esther Argles Payne, of Leggsheath, Surrey...

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D. S. Margoliouth

revised by M. J. Mercer

White, Joseph (bap. 1746, d. 1814), orientalist and theologian, was born at Ruscombe, Gloucestershire, and baptized at Stroud on 19 February 1746, the eldest son of Thomas White (1724–1804), a journeyman broadloom weaver, and Elizabeth Harmer (1723–1772). He received his earliest education from his father and in one of the ...

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Joseph White (bap. 1746, d. 1814) by James Thomson, pubd 1796 (after Matthew William Peters) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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D. S. Margoliouth

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Yeates, Thomas (1768–1839), orientalist and biblical scholar, born on 9 October 1768 at Snow Hill, Holborn, London, was the son of John Yeates, a wood turner, of Snow Hill, and his wife, Jane. He was at first apprenticed to his father but, showing no taste for the trade, was allowed to pursue his studies in Latin and Hebrew, his fondness for which had been noted by his schoolmaster, a ...