Frederick Henry Ambrose Scrivener

1813-1891. NT scholar. Born in Southwark and educated at Falmouth School and Trinity College, Cambridge, he taught for ten years at King's School, Sherborne, was headmaster of Falmouth School (1846-56), and prebendary of Exeter (1874-91). Throughout his entire working life he studied NT texts; he published the texts of twenty manuscripts and listed all known manuscripts. He was an ardent supporter of the Textus Receptus, the Byzantine text (substantially that of the Codex Bezae) used in the King James Version, in opposition to the Westcott and Hort text used in the Revised Version-in which view he failed to convince other scholars. He also devised a method of classifying ancient manuscripts.