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Thomas Kelly Cheyne

1841-1915. OT scholar. Educated at Oxford and at Göttingen, where he was greatly influenced by H.G.A. Ewald,* he returned to Oxford for the rest of his life, apart from a brief period as rector in Essex, and from 1885 until his death was Oriel professor of the interpretation of Scripture. A pioneer in England of the critical approach to the OT, he participated in the preparation of the [[Revised Version]] of the Bible, and was co-editor of the Encyclopaedia Biblica (4 vols., 1899-1903). In latter years some of his views were condemned by scholars as wild and unbalanced. Cheyne's writings include The Origin and Religious Contents of the Psalter (1891), Founders of [[Old Testament]] Criticism (1893), Introduction to the Book of Isaiah (1895), and Jewish Religious Life after the Exile (1898).