Robert Clavering

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Robert Clavering (1676 – 21 July 1747) was an English bishop and Hebraist.

Life

He graduated B.A. from the University of Edinburgh, and then went to Lincoln College, Oxford. He was Fellow and tutor of University College, in 1701. In 1714 he was rector of Bocking, Essex. In 1715 he became Regius Professor of Hebrew and canon of Christ Church, Oxford.[1][2][3]

He became rector of Marsh Gibbon in 1719.[4] He was Bishop of Llandaff from 1724 to 1728, and then Bishop of Peterborough from 1729 to his death.[5]

Works

At Oxford he published a translation of selections from the Mishneh Torah of Maimonides: "Yad," Hilkot Talmud Torah and Teshubah (1705).[6][7]

Notes

  1. Mordechai Feingold, Oriental Studies, p. 467 in Trevor Henry Aston, Nicholas Tyacke (editors), The History of the University of Oxford: Volume IV: Seventeenth-Century Oxford(1984).
  2. Concise Dictionary of National Biography
  3. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=35332
  4. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=62568
  5. http://peterowen.org.uk/bishops/peterborough.html
  6. http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=529&letter=C
  7. http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=194&letter=O
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Tyler
Bishop of Llandaff
1724–1728
Succeeded by
John Harris
Preceded by
White Kennett
Bishop of Peterborough
1729–1747
Succeeded by
John Thomas