Bedwell, William a learned English ecclesiast, was born in 1562. He was well-versed in the Oriental languages, and died May 5, 1632. He published, Commentarius Sal. Jarnchi, Aben-Ezrce et Dav. Kimnchi in Prophetamn Obadiam (London, 1601): — Description of Jottenham High Cross, woith ann Ancient Poem called the Tournament of Jottenham, by Ge. Pilkinton (ibid. 1631): Specimen Dictionarii Arabici (1599). This work is also found in manuscript at the National Library of Paris. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.