Cecil Weir

Biography of Cecil Weir

Cecil Weir
Cecil Weir

Cecil James Mullo Weir (1897-1995) was Professor of Hebrew and Semitic Languages at the University from 1937 until 1968. He was Dean of the Faculty of Divinity, 1951 to 1954.

Born in Edinburgh, Weir studied at the University there and at Marburg, Paris, Leipzig and Jesus College, Oxford. His studies were interrupted by the First World War, during the final years of which he served in the army in Western Europe. He became a tutor in Hebrew at the University of Edinburgh; a minister in Kinrossshire, and then Rankin Lecturer and Head of Department of Hebrew and Ancient Semitic Languages at the University of Liverpool and Lecturer in the Institute of Archaeology there, from 1934 until his appointment to the Glasgow Chair in 1937.


Cecil Weir
Theologian and Clergyman

Born 4 December 1897, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Died 4 March 1995.
University Link: Faculty Dean, Professor
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Occupation categories: clergy; theologians
NNAF Reference: GB/NNAF/P181031
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