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Ramsay, William M. (1851–1939)

  1. Ron J. Bigalke Jr.

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc1139

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

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Bigalke, R. J. 2011. Ramsay, William M. (1851–1939). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


Sir William Mitchell Ramsay was born the youngest son of Thomas Ramsay (a third generation lawyer) and Jane Mitchell in Glasgow, Scotland, March 15, 1851, and died April 20, 1939. Ramsay's father died when he was 6 years old (1857), and the family returned to the family home near Alloa. Ramsay was a classical scholar and archaeologist, the principal authority of his day in regards to the antiquities, society, and topography of Asia Minor in ancient times, and also a leading authority of the New Testaments, especially the Book of Acts and the Pauline Epistles.


  • Ramsay, William M. (1851–1939);
  • classical scholar and archaeologist;
  • leading authority of the new testaments;
  • the book of acts and the pauline epistles