Brooke Foss Westcott was born near Birmingham, England. He was appointed in 187 the chair of Professor of Divinity at Cambridge. In 1881 he and F. J. A. Hort co-edited their famous critical text of the Greek New Testament, which has become the basis for many current translations. His learning extended beyond books, and he took a deep interest in settling industrial disputes with the coal miners of his diocese.
Brooke Foss Westcott (1825 to 1901)
Church of England
Preparer of the Critical Greek Text