Bate, Julius brother of James, born about 1711, and educated at Jesus College, Cambridge. He became rector of Sutton, and died 1771. He was an intimate friend of Hutchinson, whose ethical principles he imbibed and defended. He wrote An Inquiry into the Similitudes of God in O.T. (Lond.
1756, 8vo): — The Integrity of the Hebrew Text vindicated against Kennicott (Lond. 1754, 8vo): — A New Translation of the Pentateuch, with Notes (Lond. 1773, 4to), "so literal as to be nearly unintelligible" (Monthly Rev.); with several controversial essays against Warburton, and minor tracts. — Darling, s.v.; Allibone, s.v.