Robert Gandell

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Robert Gandell (1818 – 24 October 1887) was a British academic and biblical scholar, who was Laudian Professor of Arabic from 1861 until his death.

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Gandell, from London, was educated at Mill Hill School and King's College London. He then moved to the University of Oxford, matriculating as a member of St John's College, Oxford in 1839 but transferring to The Queen's College, Oxford where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1843. He was a fellow of Queen's between 1845 to 1850, a tutor at Magdalen Hall, Oxford from 1848 to 1872 and a fellow at Hertford College, Oxford from 1859 to 1861. He was appointed Laudian Professor of Arabic in 1861, and was a prebendary of Wells Cathedral from 1874, becoming a canon in 1880. His publications included a four-volume edition of John Lightfoot's Horae Hebraicae (1859), and commentaries on some books of the Old Testament. He died in Wells on 24 October 1887.[1]

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