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act of God

Overview page. Subjects: Business and Management — Biblical Studies.

A natural event that is not caused by any human action and cannot be predicted. It is untrue (as is sometimes thought) that insurance policies covering homes and businesses exclude acts of...

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Bensly, Robert Lubbock

Cecil Bendall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biblical Studies; Education. 631 words.

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...

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Bevan, Anthony Ashley

S. A. Cook.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biblical Studies; Education. 913 words.

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...

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Bois, John

David Norton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Biblical Studies. 1832 words.

Bois, John (1561–1644), biblical translator, was born on 3 January 1561 at Nettlestead, Suffolk, the only child to live to adulthood of William Bois (1513?–1591), rector of West Stow,...

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Bosanquet, James Whatman

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Biblical Studies. 522 words.

Bosanquet, James Whatman (1804–1877), banker and biblical historian, was born on 10 January 1804, the second son of Samuel Bosanquet (1768–1843), banker, and his wife, Laetitia Philippa...

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Brooke, Alan England

A. R. Graham-Campbell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Biblical Studies. 588 words.

Brooke, Alan England (1863–1939), biblical scholar and college head, was born at Spring Grove, Middlesex, on 1 September 1863, the youngest of the four sons of Richard England Brooke, an...

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Conybeare, Frederick Cornwallis

D. S. Margoliouth.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Biblical Studies. 815 words.

Conybeare, Frederick Cornwallis (1856–1924), biblical and Armenian scholar, was born at Coulsdon, Surrey, on 14 September 1856, the third son of John Charles Conybeare (1818/19–1884),...

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Cook, Stanley Arthur

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biblical Studies; Education. 608 words.

Cook, Stanley Arthur (1873–1949), biblical scholar and Semitist, was born on 12 April 1873 at St John's Terrace, King's Lynn, Norfolk, the son of John Thomas Cook, coal merchant, and his...

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Coverdale, Miles

David Daniell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Education; Biblical Studies. 8286 words.

Coverdale, Miles (1488–1569), Bible translator and bishop of Exeter, was born, according to Bale, in Yorkshire (patria Eboracensis). No details are known of his parentage or early...

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Davies, Richard

Glanmor Williams.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Education; Biblical Studies. 2697 words.

Davies, Richard (c. 1505–1581), bishop of St David's and biblical translator, was born at Plas y Person, Gyffin, Caernarvonshire, the son of Dafydd ap Gronw, curate of Gyffin in the diocese...

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