Cuthbert Simpson

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The Very Reverend Cuthbert Aikman Simpson was an Anglican priest and academic. From 1954 to 1959, he was Regius Professor of Hebrew at the University of Oxford. From 1959 to 1969, he was Dean of Christ Church, Oxford.[1]

Born on 24 May 1892,[2] educated at the University of King's College in Nova Scotia and ordained in 1921, his first post was a curacy at St Alban's Woodside, Nova Scotia.[3] He was a Fellow and Tutor at the General Theological Seminary in New York City. In 1954 he became a Canon of Christ Church, Oxford, and Regius Professor of Hebrew in the University of Oxford.[4] Five years later he became Dean of Christ Church,[5] a post he held until 1969. In 1960 Simpson served as president to the Society for Old Testament Study. An eminent author,[6] he died on 30 June 1969.[7]

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  1. ^ "The Deans", Beeson, T.R: London, SCM, 2004 ISBN 0-334-02987-2
  2. ^ "Who was Who" 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  4. ^ Regius Professor of Hebrew The Times Monday, 14 December 1953; p. 10; Issue 52804; col B
  5. ^ Dean of Christ Church Canon C. A. Simpson Appointed The Times Tuesday, 12 May 1959; pg. 12; Issue 54458; col D
  6. ^ Amongst others he wrote "Revelation and Response in the Old Testament", 1947; "Jeremiah, The Prophet of 'My People'", 1947; "The Early Traditions of Israel", 1948; and "The Composition of the Book of Judges", 1958; British Library web site accessed 19:11 GMT Wednesday 19 May 2010
  7. ^ "Dr C. A. Simpson Dean of Christ Church" The Times Tuesday, 1 July 1969; pg. 10; Issue 57600; col G
Academic offices
Preceded by
Herbert Danby
Regius Professor of Hebrew
University of Oxford

1954 to 1959
Succeeded by
William McHardy
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Lowe
Dean of Christ Church, Oxford
1959 to 1969
Succeeded by
Henry Chadwick