Barclay, Joseph, Lld

Barclay, Joseph, LL.D., third Anglican bishop of Jerusalem, graduated at Trinity College, Dublin, in 1854. He commenced his experience in the mission field under the Rev. Dr. Stern, at that time in charge of the Constantinople station of the London Jews' Society. Three years later, at the request of the committee, he removaed to Jerusalem, where, as incumbent of Christ Church and examining chaplain to bishop Gobat (q.v.), he faithfully discharged his duties until 1870. Having returned to England, he became rector of Stapleford, Herts, in 1873. When bishop Gobat died, in 1879, Dr. Barclay was appointed his successor. His episcopate lasted only two years, his death occurring Oct. 22, 1881. He is buried in the Protestant cemetery on the southern slope of Mount Zioi, close by the tombs of his predecessors, Alexander and Gobat. Dr. Barclay was peculiarly fitted to fill his office. In addition to his knowledge of Hebrew, he was well acquainted with several of the modern languages, and able to preach in English, German, Spanish, Turkish, and Arabic. He is the author of The Talmud (Lond. 1878), being a translation of several treatises of the Mishna. (B. J. P.)

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