(1865–1922), OT and Semitic scholar. In 1893 he was ordained to the Congregational ministry, and from 1900 until his death was professor of Hebrew and OT exegesis at Mansfield College, Oxford. He combined original and sound judgement with great knowledge of detail, and became one of the most respected OT scholars and teachers of his generation. Of outstanding merit were his volumes in the ‘International Critical Commentary’—Numbers (1903), Isaiah I–XXVII (1912), and Job (with S. R. Driver, 1921). In his Sacrifice in the Old Testament (1925, posthumous) he made a notable contribution to OT theology.
From The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church in Oxford Reference.