Robertson, James. The Poetry and the Religion of the Psalms (The Croall Lectures, 1893-94)

Robertson, James. The Poetry and the Religion of the Psalms (The Croall Lectures, 1893-94)

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Robertson, James. The Poetry and the Religion of the Psalms (The Croall Lectures, 1893-94). Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1898. [7011]

Maroon publisher's cloth, gilt titles to spine, 6 x 9 inches, some wear to the edges, 1899 presentation bookplate, xvi., 360 pp., 32 pp. publisher's catalogue, tight. Very good. Hardcover.

James Robertson (1840-1920), Scottish minister & scholar. Sent by the Church of Scotland to Constantinople, he spent two years there "teaching, preaching, and absorbing Oriental ideas and characteristics. Thence he passed to Beyrout, near Lebanon, and as an ordained minister labored for eleven years, organising schools, preaching, and studying Semitic literature with learned Rabbis. In 1875 he returned to Edinburgh...Two years later...he was unanimously appointed by the University Court to the Chair of Oriental languages in Glasgow University, as successor to Professor Weir. Here his personal acquaintance with the East and his vast knowledge of Hebrew, Syriac, Talmudic, and Arabic lore, acquired at first hand, have been the greatest value to the scholarship of Scotland." - Index of Glasgow Men (1909).