Free Online Bible Library | William Robertson Smith

We also have classes for: provides a comprehensive biblical education from world-class professors
to encourage spiritual growth in the church, for free.

Would you do us the favor of answering this two question poll so we can know how to serve you better? You will also be given the opportunity to join our team tasked with how to make better. Thank you.  --Bill Mounce


William Robertson Smith

1846-1894. Scottish Old Testament scholar. A son of the manse, he was educated in Scotland and Germany and in 1870 appointed professor of Oriental languages and Old Testament exegesis at the Free Church College, Aberdeen. Seven years later he was suspended after contributing to the Encyclopaedia Britannica articles that allegedly undermined belief in the inspiration of Scripture. The charges were dropped in 1880, but renewed attacks on him, coupled with an uncompromising spirit that was the despair of his friends, led to dismissal from the college in 1881. He subsequently became editor-in-chief of the Encyclopaedia Britannica and professor of Arabic at Cambridge (1883- 94), where he also served for a time as chief librarian. His books included The Old Testament in the Jewish Church (1881), The Prophets of Israel (1882), and Lectures on the Religion of the Semites (1889).

Biblical Training

The BiblicalTraining app gives you access to 2,300 hours of instruction (129 classes and seminars). Stream the classes, or download and listen to them offline. Share classes via social media, email, and more.