Rainolds or Reynolds, John (both: rĕnˈəldz) [key], 1549–1607, English clergyman and biblical scholar. He was a fellow (1568–86) of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and later president (1598–1607) of the college. He was a leading Puritan representative at the Hampton Court Conference (1604). He suggested to King James I that a new translation of the Bible be undertaken, and he assisted in translating the Prophets for the King James Version.
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