Richard Brett

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Richard Brett (1637-1637) was a member of the Oxford Old Testament company of translators. He became Rector of Quainton in Buckinghamshire in 1595. He had four daughters.

Charles Butterworth wrote:

"Dr. Bret [Richard Brett, a KJV translator] reported that the Bps [bishops] altered very many places that the translators had agreed upon" (THE LITERARY LINEAGE OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE, p. 213).

Laurence Vance affirmed:

“A manuscript about the translators in the Lambeth Palace Library, apparently written about 1650, records that Richard Brett (1567-1637), a translator of the Oxford Old Testament company, reported that ‘the Bps. altered very many places that the translators had agreed upon: He had a note of the places’” (KING JAMES, HIS BIBLE, p. 52).

Olga Opfell also confirmed that Brett

"complained that the bishops had altered many places on which the members of the company had agreed" (THE KING JAMES BIBLE TRANSLATORS, p. 62).

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