Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Gandell, Robert

GANDELL, ROBERT (1818–1887), professor of Arabic at Oxford, youngest son of Thomas Gandell, was born in London in 1818, and educated at the Mill Hill school and King's College, London. He graduated in 1843 at Queen's College, Oxford, where he was Michel fellow from 1845 to 1850. In 1861 he was appointed Laudian professor of Arabic, in 1874 prebendary of Ashill in Wells Cathedral, and in 1880 canon of Wells Cathedral. He lectured on Hebrew for Dr. Pusey for many years. In 1859 he edited for the Oxford University Press a reprint of Lightfoot's ‘Horæ Hebraicæ’ with great care and accuracy. He further contributed a commentary (on conservative lines) upon the books of Amos, Nahum, and Zephaniah to the ‘Speaker's Commentary.’ He died in October 1887.

[Burgon's Lives of Twelve Good Men, vol. i. preface.]

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