Forster, Nathaniel a learned English divine. was born at Stadscombe, Devonshire, February 3, 1717; educated at Corpus Christi, of which he became fellow in 1729; obtained a prebendal stall in the cathedral of Bristol and the vicarage of Rochdale in 1754. In 1757 he became preacher at the Rolls, and died October 20 in that year. He wrote Reflections on the high Antiquity of Government, Arts, and Sciences in Egypt (Oxf. 1743, 8vo): — A Dissertation on Josephus's Account of Jesus Christ (Oxf. 1749): — Biblia Hebraica sine punctis (1750, 2 volumes, 4to): — Popery destructive of the Evidences of Christianity (Oxf. 1746). — Biog. Britannica, s.v.