R. H. Charles

British Biblical scholar


August 6, 1855
January 30, 1931
Related topics
Commentaries, Apocryphal books (Old Testament), Translations, Eschatology--Biblical teaching, History,


Robert Henry Charles left parochial work in 1889 to devote himself to biblical research and became the greatest authority of his time in matters of Jewish eschatology and apocrypha. He became a canon at Westminster Abbey in 1913 and archdeacon there in 1919. His books include Eschatology (1913, 2nd ed), Between the Old and New Testaments (1914), and his edition of The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament. (1913).

Charles was born in county Tyrone, Northern Ireland. He was educated at Queen's University, Belfast, and Trinity College, Dublin. Among his other publications are The Apocalypse (1920), Divorce and Nullity (1927), and The Resurrection of Man (1930).

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