Robert Charles (scholar)

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Portrait of R. H. Charles

Robert Henry (R. H.) Charles, FBA (Cookstown, 6 August 1855 – Westminster, 1931) was an Irish biblical scholar and theologian. He is known particularly for English translations of apocryphal and pseudepigraphal works, and editions including Jubilees (1895), the Book of Enoch (1906), and the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs (1908) which have been widely used. He wrote the articles in the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica attributed to the initials "R. H. C."


  • The ascendant activity of the intellect, unaccompanied by a deep moral experience, must issue sooner or later in the shipwreck of the entire personality.
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