Humphrey Prideaux

Biblical and literary scholar


May 3, 1648
November 1, 1724


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Prideaux was born at Padstow, in Cornwall on the 3rd of May, 1648. After having passed some years at a private school he went to Westminster where he continued for three years. Being a king's scholar, he entered, as a commoner, Christ's Church College, Oxford in 1668 and eight years after, took his master's degree. In 1676 he published a commentary on the Arundelian marbles.

In 1686, Prideaux was created doctor of divinity and thenceforth his life was passed in parochial duties and in literary pursuits. His death occurred on the first of November, 1724.

Besides the work already mentioned, Dr. Prideaux was the author of A Life of Mahomet, Directions to Churchwardens, A Treatise on Titles and the Connection of the History of the Old and New Testaments.

Works By Humphrey Prideaux

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