Grinfield, Edward William

Grinfield, Edward William an English clergyman and scholar, was born in 1784. He commenced his career as a writer in 1818. From 1827 to 1843 he published little, being employed during that time on his Novum Testamentum Hellenisticum (2 volumes, 8vo), the design of which was to show the close connection between the Septuagint and the Greek Testament. The next five years were spent in preparing the Scholia Hellenistica (2 volumes, 8vo). For fifty years he labored to elevate the Septuagint to its proper place as an interpreter of the Hebrew text. To this end he collected all the various editions; of the book, and all the literature relating to them. In addition to the above, his publications are, An Apology for the Septuagint, in which its claims to Biblical and canonical authority are stated and defended (1850, 8vo), a number of sermons, and theological and other treatises. He died July 9, 1864. See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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