Broughton, Hugh

Broughton, Hugh was born at Oldbury, Shropshire, 1549, and educated at Cambridge, where he became conspicuous for his knowledge of Hebrew. He afterward proceeded to London, where he became a popular preacher. In 1588 he published his Concent of Scripture, a kind of Scripture chronology and genealogies. Broughton was desirous of translating the New Testament into Hebrew, but received no encouragement. Lightfoot pronounces a high eulogium on his rabbinical learning. He was certainly one of the best Hebrew scholars of his time, and had translated the Apocrypha into Hebrew; but his pride and ill temper hindered his advancement in the Church. He died in London, Aug. 4, 1612. Most of his works were collected under the title, The Works of the great Albionean Divine, renowned in many Lands for rare Skill in Salem's and Athens' Tongues, etc. (Lond. 1662, fol.).-New Genesis Biog. Dict. v, 97; Allibone, i, 255; Darling, Cyclopcedia Bibliographica, i, 447.

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