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John Barrett (Hebrew scholar)

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John Barrett (1753 – 15 November 1821) of Dublin University, Ireland, was a noted Hebrew scholar.


Barrett was born the son of a Church of Ireland priest in County Laois. He was known as a Trinity College Dublin don for most of his career and recognized as an eccentric. He saved his income and left £80,000 "to feed the hungry and clothe the naked" upon his death.[1]

External linksEdit

  • Webb, Alfred (1878). "Barrett, John, Rev." . A Compendium of Irish Biography. Dublin: M. H. Gill & son – via Wikisource.
  • Barrett writing on Jonathan Swift


  1. ^ [1] Rev. John Barrett at Princess Grace Irish Library. Retrieved Sep. 20, 2007.