Samuel Thomas Bloomfield

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Samuel Thomas Bloomfield (1790–1869) 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 vicar of Bisbrooke, Rutland, from 1814 to 1869.[1]


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. 

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