Tregelles, Samuel Prideaux, Lld
Tregelles, Samuel Prideaux, LL.D.
an eminent English Biblical scholar, was born at Falmouth, Jan. 30, 1813. After receiving an education at the Falmouth Classical School, he was employed in the iron-works at Neath Abbey, Glamorganshire, 1828-34, and became, in 1836, a private tutor in Falmouth. Devoting himself to the study of the Scriptures, he visited the Continent several times for the purpose of collating the principal uncial MSS. At Rome he was permitted to see the Vatican MS., but not to copy it. He received his degree of LL.D. from St. Andrew's University in 1850, and in 1863 received an annual pension of one hundred pounds. Of Quaker parentage, he became. associated with the Plymouth: Brethren was an active philanthropist, and was appointed a member of the company on the revision of the A. V. of. the Old Test. Dr. Tregelles died at Plymouth, April 24,1875. He published, Englishman's Greek Concordance to the New Test. (1839, imp. 8vo; 2d ed. 1844, imp. 8vo; Index to, 1845, imp. 8vo): — Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance to the Old Test. (1843, 2 vols. imp. 8vo): — Book of Revelation in Greek, etc. (1844, 8vo): — Gesenius's Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon to the Old-Test. Scriptures, etc. (1847, 4to; last ed. 1857, 4to): — Remarks on the Prophetic Visions of the Book of Daniel (1847, 8vo; 4th ed. with notes, and Defense of the Authenticity of the Book of Daniel, also published separately, 1852, 8vo): — Book of Revelation, Translated from the Ancient Greek Text (1848, 12mo; 1858, 12mo): — Prospectus of a Critical Edition of the Greek New Test., etc. (Plymouth, 1848, 12mo): On the Original Language of St. Matthew's Gospel (Lond. 1850, 8vo): — The Jansenists: their Rise, etc. (1851, 8vo): Lecture on the Historic Evidence of the Authorship, etc., of the Books of the New Test. (1852, small 8vo):Heads of Hebrew Grammar (1852, 8vo): — An Account of the Printed Text of the Greek New Test. etc. (1854, 8vo): — The Greek New Test. Edited from Ancient Authorities, etc. (1857-72); this last is considered his most important work: — Codex Zacynthius (1861, small foil.): Canon Muratorianus, earliest catalogue of books of the New Test. (Camb. and Lond. 1868, 4to). For full description of works, see Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.