FREDERIC GEORGE KENYON (1863-1952)
An English scholar and administrator. After his studies in Oxford, he entered the British Museum as an assistant in the Department of Manuscripts. In 1898 he was named assistant keeper of manuscripts, and in 1909, director. He held this post until 1930. He edited Volumes 1 (1893), 2 (1898), and 3 (1907, with H. I. Bell) of Greek Papyri in the British Museum and many books on the text of the Greek New Testament, notably The Text of the Greek Bible: A Student’s Handbook (London, 1937; 2nd ed., 1949).
After his retirement, he worked on Chester Beatty’s collection of biblical papyri, cataloged in The Chester Beatty Biblical Papyri (8 vols., London, 1933-1941).
- Bell, H.I. “Frederic George Kenyon.” Dictionary of National Biography, pp. 576-78. London, 1971.