Richard Francis Weymouth

Richard Francis Weymouth (1822–1902) was an English lay Baptist Bible scholar.

Born in 1822 near Devonport, Devon, which is about 2 miles north northwest of Plymouth, England. He was a Baptist layman educated at the University College London. His works include The New Testament in Modern Speech, which is also known as the Weymouth New Testament. Dr Richard Francis Weymouth (M.A., D.Litt.) was an English Baptist philologist and New Testament scholar. He taught in a private school in Surrey (England). In 1869 he was appointed headmaster of Mill Hill School. He also edited The Resultant Greek Testament. He died in 1902 and his New Testament in Modern Speech was published posthumously soon after his death in 1903 both in New York and London England. For a while he was a fellow of the University College London from 1869. He was appointed at the University College London, where he taught until 1886. He retired to devote himself to biblical study and to textual criticism of the Greek New Testament. The most notable of his publications, The New Testament in Modern English, was based on his earlier Resultant Greek Testament and was first published in 1903, a year after his death. Weymouth wanted to produce a version that ordinary people could read. Weymouth wrote for private reading, not for public worship.

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