Jessie Payne Smith (Mrs. Margoliouth) (d. 1933) was the daughter of Robert. In addition to this dictionary, she translated, edited, and wrote the commentary on the Syriac 'Extracts from the Ecclesiastical History of John, Bishop of Ephesus' (1909), and co-edited the volume 'Kurds and Christians' (1913).Robert Payne Smith (1818ï¿½95) was an English clergyman and linguist, holding the positions of Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford University and Dean of Canterbury. He delivered the prestigious Bampton Lectures in 1869. Payne Smith sat on the Old Testament committee for the English Revised Version of the Bible (1881ï¿½95), along with such greats as S. R. Driver, Christian Ginsburg, and T. K. Cheyne. He translated the Syriac commentary on Luke by Cyril of Alexandria, wrote a commentary on 1 Samuel, and published a catalog of Syriac and Mandaean codices in the Bodleian Library.