Henry Barclay Swete

1835-1917. Anglican scholar. A clergyman's son, he was born in Bristol, educated at King's College, London, and at Cambridge, and after ordination served a number of parishes before becoming professor of pastoral theology in King's College, London (1882-90). He edited the Latin text of Theodore of Mopsuestia's commentary on Pauline epistles (1880-82) and issued The Old Testament in Greek (3 vols., 1887-91). In 1890 he became regius professor of divinity at Cambridge, from which post he retired in 1915. The Cambridge years were productive of various topics in liturgy and theology, and of the origination of the lexical project for patristic Greek (1906; published 1961-68) which emerged from his studies of various aspects of early Christian history. Apart from the Septuagint his Greek texts edited and annotated included the gospel of Mark (1898) and the Book of Revelation (1906). He was instrumental in founding the Journal of Theological Studies (1899), and the publication with J.H. Srawley of The Cambridge Handbooks of Liturgical Study (1910). He edited the Gospel of Peter from a newly discovered fragment (1893) and wrote major studies of the Holy Spirit in the NT (1909) and in the early church (1912).