Samuel Rolles Driver (October 2, 1846
- 1914), English divine and in the words of one
observer "the greatest Bible scholar of his
generation."; he was born at Southampton. One of
the foremost champions of Biblical criticism,
Driver has always taken a conservative view,
showing much moderation and sympathy with the
orthodox position. As such he was often attacked
both from the Left and the Right of the field.
His “A Treatise on the Use of the Tenses in
Hebrew” (Oxford, 1874; 3d ed., 1892), has
remained one of the most complete presentation
of the subject.