Chappelow, Leonard, Bd

Chappelow, Leonard, B.D., an eminent Oriental scholar, was born in England in 1683. He was educated at St. John's College, Cambridge, chosen fellow in 1717, and became Arabic professor in that university in 1720. He also obtained the livings of Great and Little Hormead. He died in 1768. His principal works are, A Commentary on the Book of Job, in which is inserted the Hebrew Text and English Translation (Camb. 1752, 2 vols. 4to); Elementa linguae Arabicae (1730, 8vo); Six Assemblies, or ingenious Conversations of learned Men among the Arabians (1767, 8vo). — Darling, Cyclopaedia Bibliographica, 1:633; Rose, New Genesis Biog. Dict. 6:211.

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