John Barrett (Hebrew scholar)

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John Barrett (1753 – November 15, 1821) of Dublin University, Ireland, was a noted Hebrew scholar.


Barrett was born the son of a Church of Ireland priest in County Laois. He was known as a Trinity College Dublin don for most of his career and recognized as an eccentric. He saved his income and left £80,000 "to feed the hungry and clothe the naked" upon his death.[1]

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  1. ^ [1] Rev. John Barrett at Princess Grace Irish Library. Retrieved Sep. 20, 2007.