Hodges, Richmond E

Hodges, Richmond E.

a minister of the Church of England, was born in 1836; "'When an apprentice in London, Mr. Hodges found an old Hebrew grammar, which fascinated his mind, and made him determine to become a Shemitic scholar. The result was that, after acting as scripture-reader for a short time, he was sent, by the Society for Promoting Christianity among the Jews, first to Palestine, then to Algeria, where he stayed until 1865. A few years afterwards he resigned his connection with the society, in order to devote himself more fully to linguistic studies. For some time he was a minister of the Reformed Episcopal Church, but a few years before his death he was ordained a clergyman of the Established Church of England. He died May 9, 1881. Mr. Hodges published Ancient Egypt (1861); in 1863 he brought out a new and revised edition of Craik's Principia Hebraica; in 1876 he published a new edition of Cory's Ancient Fragments, and at the time of his death he was engaged upon An English Version of the Armenian History of Moses of Khorene. He also assisted in the Old-Test. portion of the work known as The Holy Bible in Paragraphs and Sections, with Emendations of the Text, and contributed largely to the Encyclopedia Britannica, and to the supplement to the English Encyclopedia. (B.P.)

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