John Wesley Etheridge, an English clergyman, born at Youngwoods, Isle of Wight, Feb. 24, 1804, died May 24, 1866. After a careful education, chiefly under his father's direction, he entered upon the work of the Methodist ministry, and in 1827 was stationed at Hull. Through failing health he became a supernumerary in 1838. In 1843 he took up his residence in Paris, and pursued his oriental studies through the aid furnished by the great public libraries of that city, and under the special instruction of M. Quatremere and the abb6 Barges. In 1845 he became pastor of the mission Methodist church in Boulogne. On the recovery of his health in 1847 he returned to England, and occupied some of the most important stations of the British conference till his death. Among his numerous writings are : Horoe Aramaicoe (12mo, London, 1843); "The Syrian Churches, their early History, Liturgies, and Literature" (1849); "The Apostolic Acts and Epistles, from the Peshito" (1849); "Jerusalem and Tiberias, a Survey of the Religious and Scholastic Learning of the Jews" (1856); and "The Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan ben Uzziel" (1862).