Thomas Hunter Weir was born in 1865 , the son of Duncan Harkness Weir, Professor of Hebrew and Oriental Languages at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Thomas attended the University of Glasgow, gaining an MA and later received his Doctor of Divinity from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. From 1889-1891 he was a missionary at Kingairloch, Highland, Scotland, and in 1893 was appointed as assistant to James Robertson, Professor of Oriental Languages at the University of Glasgow. In 1907 , he was given a lectureship in Arabic and in 1916 was awarded the Alexander Robertson lectureship for the defence of the Christian religion within the Faculty of Divinity at the University. He died in 1928 .
'Arabic scholar: late Rev. T H Weir of Glasgow University',Glasgow Herald (8 May 1928)
'Dr T H Weir' The Times (9 May 1928)
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