Samuel Thomas Bloomfield

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Samuel Thomas Bloomfield (1790 – 28 September 1869) was an English clergyman and Biblical textual critic. His Greek New Testament was widely used in England and the United States.


His surname was also spelled Blomfield or Blumfield. He was the son of Samuel Blomfield of Boston, Lincolnshire, and was educated at Wisbech and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge where he was a pensioner from 29 June 1804. He matriculated in 1806, and graduate B.A. in 1808, M.A. in 1811, and D.D. in 1829. He was ordained in December 1808 and was vicar of Bisbrooke, Rutland, from 1814 to 1869.[1] From 1847 Bloomfield received an annual pension from the Civil List "in consideration of his services and acquirements as a scholar and divine".[2]


Bloomfield published Recensio Synoptica, and doctrinal Annotations on the New Testament (in 8 volumes, 1826). He also edited a Greek and English lexicon to the New Testament, revised and enlarged from Robinson's lexicon (1829); and a translation of Thucydides (3 volumes, 1829).


 This article incorporates text from American Cyclopaedia, by George Ripley And Charles A. Dana, a publication from 1873 now in the public domain in the United States.


  1. ^ "Blomfield, Samuel Thomas (BLMT804ST)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ Literature and the Pension List. An investigation conducted for the Committee of the Incorporated Society of Authors William Morris Colles (1889), page 19

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