Roberts, Joseph, a missionary to India, who went out to that country in 1818, under the patronage of the Wesleyan Missionary Society. After nearly fourteen years' residence among the Hindufs, he returned to England, and gave to the public Oriental Illustrations of the Sacred Scriptures, collected from the Customs, Manners, Rites, Superstitions, etc., of the Hindus, and noted on the spot by himself (Lond. 1835, 1844, 8vo). The work was published under the patronage of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, of which the author was a corresponding member. His Illustrations are arranged in the order of the books, chapters, and verses of the Bible, and contain satisfactory explanations of many doubtful or obscure passages. See most of these in Bush's Scripture Illustrations.