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1579-1625. Scottish theologian and exegete. Born and educated in Glasgow, where he early taught Greek, he was in 1600 appointed professor of philosophy at Sedan, later becoming collegiate minister of the Reformed church in Bordeaux (1608-17) and professor of divinity at Saumur. In the Reformed Church of France, in which he spent so much of his life, he was greatly esteemed, and to it he was devoted. Returning to Scotland in 1622, he was for one year principal of Glasgow University. Back again in France, he lived out the rest of his life as professor of divinity at Montauban, where he achieved a growing reputation as a linguist. Posthumously published, his theological lectures and treatises continued to be reprinted almost up to our own time.