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Mercer, Samuel Alfred Browne  

(May 10, 1880-Jan. 10, 1969). Scholar of the OT and co-founder of the Anglican Theological Review (ATR). He was born in Bristol, England. Mercer received his B.Sc. from Bishop Field College and Central Training School, St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1900, and his B.D. from Nashotah House in 1904. He received his B.A. from Harvard University in 1908 and his Ph.D. from the University of Munich in 1910. He also studied Semitic languages at the University of Göttingen, the University of Heidelberg, and the Sorbonne in Paris. Mercer was ordained deacon on May 29, 1904, and priest on Dec. 18, 1904. From 1910 until 1922 he was professor of Hebrew and OT literature at the Western Theological Seminary in Chicago, and in 1922-1923, he was dean of Bexley Hall. From 1923 until his retirement in 1946, Mercer was Professor of Semitic Languages and Egyptology at Trinity College, Toronto. Mercer and Leicester C. Lewis co-founded the ATR in 1918. They served as joint editors from May 1918 through Dec. 1920. Mercer and others edited the ATR from Mar. 1921 until Mar. 1924. Mercer was a leading Semitic scholar. He died in Toronto. 

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