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Stanley Arthur Cook (12 April 1873 – 26 September 1949) was Regius Professor of Hebrew at the University of Cambridge from 1932 to 1938.[1][2]

Cook was born in King's Lynn, the son of John Thomas Cook of Leicester. He was educated at Wyggeston Grammar School, Leicester, and read the Semitic Languages tripos at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he graduated with first-class honours in 1894 and won the Mason Hebrew Prize and Jeremie Septuagint Prize.[1][2] Employed for several years on the editorial staff of Encyclopedia Biblica, in 1904 he was appointed a college lecturer (at Caius) in Hebrew, a position he maintained until his appointment as Regius Professor in 1932. He was also a university lecturer in comparative religion from 1912 to 1920.[2]

Cook married Annette Bell, who predeceased him.[2] He died in Cambridge on 26 September 1949.


  1. ^ a b "Cook, Stanley Arthur (CK891SA)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. ^ a b c d "COOK, Stanley Arthur". Who Was Who. 2019 (online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. (subscription or UK public library membership required) (subscription required)

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Academic offices
Preceded by
R. H. Kennett
Regius Professor of Hebrew, Cambridge University
Succeeded by
David Winton Thomas