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Alexander Souter

1873-1949. Scottish NT and patristic scholar. Educated at Aberdeen and Cambridge universities (where he was respectively influenced by W.M. Ramsay and J.E.B. Mayor), Souter was Yates professor of NT Greek and exegesis at Mansfield College, Oxford (1903-11), then regius professor of humanity, Aberdeen University (1911-37). He is widely known for his trilogy of handbooks to the study of the Greek NT: the Oxford Greek Testament (1910; rev. ed., 1947), in which he provided a select apparatus criticus for the text presumed to underlie the [[Revised Version]] of 1881; The Text and [[Canon of the New Testament]] (1913; posthumous revision, 1954); and A Pocket Lexicon to the Greek [[New Testament]] (1916).