Edward Pococke

Edward Pococke

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Edward Pococke was an English Orientalist and biblical scholar. He was the son of clergyman from Chieveley in Berkshire, and was educated at Lord Williams's School of Thame in Oxfordshire and at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. The first result of his studies was an edition from a Bodleian Library manuscript of the four New Testament epistles which were not in the old Syriac canon, and were not contained in European editions of the Peshito. This was published at Leiden at the instigation of Gerard Vossius in 1630, and in the same year Pococke sailed for Aleppo as chaplain to the English factor. At Aleppo he studied the Arabic language, and collected many valuable manuscripts. At this time William Laud was both Bishop of London and chancellor of the University of Oxford, and Pococke was recognised as one who could help his schemes for enriching the university. Laud founded a Chair of Arabic at Oxford, and invited Pococke to fill it
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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134946990
  • 9786134946995