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Alexander Kirkpatrick

Memorial to Alexander Francis Kirkpatrick in Ely Cathedral

Alexander Francis Kirkpatrick (25 June 1849 - 22 January 1940) was Regius Professor of Hebrew at Cambridge University (1882 - 1903) and the third Master of Selwyn College, Cambridge (1898 - 1907).


Kirkpatrick was educated at Haileybury and Trinity College, Cambridge.[1]

He also served as Canon of Ely (1882 - 1903), Dean of Ely [2] (1906 -1936), Examining Chaplain to the Bishop of Winchester (1895 - 1903) and General Editor for Old Testament and Apocrypha of the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges (1892 - 1929),[3] to which he contributed the commentaries on 1 and 2 Samuel and the Psalms.[4] In his introduction to the book of Psalms, he observed that "they repeat the whispers of the Spirit of God, they reflect the very light of the Eternal Wisdom".[5]


  1. ^ "Kirkpatrick, Alexander Francis (KRKK867AF)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. ^ Cambridgeshire History On The Net
  3. ^ Richard Zuelch: Reiterations: Meditations Old and New on Christianity
  4. ^ Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges: List of Volumes, Authors, and Dates, accessed 5 August 2017
  5. ^ Kirkpatrick, A. F. (1906), The Book of Psalms, in the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges series, accessed 27 September 2018
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Charles Stubbs
Dean of Ely
Succeeded by
Lionel Blackburne
Academic offices
Preceded by
Thomas Jarrett
Regius Professor of Hebrew, Cambridge University
Succeeded by
R. H. Kennett
Preceded by
John Selwyn
Master of Selwyn College, Cambridge
Succeeded by
Richard Appleton
Preceded by
Arthur James Mason
Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity
Succeeded by
William Inge