"The text of this edition is based on collations of three MSS. unknown to previous editors, together with a fresh collation of the two remaining authorities. Passages in which the LXX version appears to have suggested words or phrases are printed in uncial type. "The translation aims at being literal. "The notes are intended to be useful to students of a not very advanced type. We venture to hope that the Indices will be found serviceable. The somewhat full Table of Contents is intended to obviate the necessity of an Index Rerum." --from the Preface
Herbert E. Ryle Montague Rhodes James
Herbert Edward Ryle (1856-1925) was a fellow of King's College, Cambridge University, and later President of Queen's College. He became the Bishop of Exeter and then Bishop of Winchester. In 1911 he was named Dean of Westminster.
Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936) was educated at King's College, Cambridge University. He continued at King's as Lecturer, Tutor, and Provost. He spent the last part of his career as Provost of Eton.