Westcott, Brooke Foss


Westcott, Brooke Foss
(1825–1901)
English NT scholar. As a professor in Cambridge, he wrote three commentaries, notably one on the gospel of John, and together with Fenton Hort [[➝ Hort, Fenton J. A.]] published an edition of the Greek NT taking into account all the available evidence; this then served as the basis for the English Revised Version [[➝ revised versions of the English Bible]] of 1881. Westcott became bishop of Durham and evinced a deep concern for the welfare of miners.

Dictionary of the Bible.