2 SEPTEMBER 1865, Page 2

The Regius Professorship of Divinity, vacated by the elevation of

Dr. Jacobson to the See of Chester, has been filled by the appointment of the Rev. R. Payne Smith, sub-librarian of the Bodleian Library. Mr. Payne Smith is a great Hebraist and a master of Syriac. He has edited and translated various Syriac

works, and will, we suppose, appreach the study of divinity from the philological point of view. It seems he has also written something on the Messianis phophecies of Isaiah, which, in spite of his being a thoroughly learned scholar, has satisfied the Record.