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Bensly, Robert Lubbock (1831–1893), Hebrew, Syriac, and biblical scholar, born at Eaton, near Norwich, Norfolk, on 24 August 1831, was the second son of Robert Bensly of Eaton, and his wife, Harriet Reeve. Educated in Eaton at a private school (where he began the study of Hebrew), and ...

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Brooks, Ernest Walter (1863–1955), ancient historian and Syriac scholar, was born in Hambledon, Horndean, Hampshire, on 30 August 1863, the only child of the Revd Walter Brooks, curate of Hambledon, who died when Ernest was a child, and his wife, Emily Grace, née...

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Edmund Venables

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Crowfoot, John Rustat (1817–1875), Hebrew and Syriac scholar, was born at Beccles, Suffolk, on 21 February 1817. His father was William Henchman Crowfoot, a surgeon. He was educated at Eton College, where he obtained a foundation scholarship. He matriculated at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge...

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Stanley Lane-Poole

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Cureton, William (bap. 1808, d. 1864), Syriac scholar, was born in Westbury, Shropshire, where he was baptized on 17 January 1808, the son of William Cureton and his wife, Mary. He was educated at Newport grammar school. Owing to the death of his father family resources were scarce, and ...

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Margoliouth [née Smith], Jessie Payne (1856–1933), Syriac scholar, was born on 23 February 1856, at 27 Kensington Square, Kensington, London, the second of four daughters and two sons of Robert Payne Smith (1818–1895), dean of Canterbury and orientalist, and his wife, Catherine, ...