Herbert Edward Ryle

(1856—1925) dean of Westminster and biblical scholar

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(1856–1925), Dean of Westminster. The son of J. C. Ryle, he was educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge, where in 1881 he was elected a Fellow. Apart from a short period as principal of St David's College, Lampeter (1886–8), he remained at Cambridge until his appointment to the see of Exeter in 1900. Translated in 1903 to the see of Winchester, he resigned this office to become Dean of Westminster in 1911. From 1919 to 1925 he was Prolocutor of the Lower House of Convocation of Canterbury. His writings include The Early Narratives of Genesis (1892), The Canon of the OT (1892), and Genesis (Camb. Bible, 1914).

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