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Biblical Scholarship in an Age of Controversy: The Polemical World of Hugh Broughton (1549-1612)

Kirsten Macfarlane


This book offers a new vision of early modern biblical scholarship through a close study of Hugh Broughton (1549–1612), the colourful English Hebraist who cuts a strange figure in the history of the period. Best known today as the puritan who criticized the King James Bible (1611), Broughton was both despised and admired by his contemporaries for his abrasive personality, controversial pamphlets, and profound knowledge of Hebrew, Greek, and rabbinic literature. Modern historians have found it equally difficult to reconcile the contradictions of Broughton’s life and legacy, scarcely moving past ... More

Keywords: Hugh Broughton, biblical scholarship, English Bible, reformed theology, Hebraism, secularization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780192898821
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780192898821.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kirsten Macfarlane, author
Associate Professor of Early Modern Christianities, University of Oxford, and Tutorial Fellow, Keble College