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Joseph Barber Lightfoot (1828 1889), also known as J. B. Lightfoot, was an English theologian, preacher, canon of St Paul's Cathedral and bishop of Durham. His writings include essays on biblical and historical subject matter, commentaries on Pauline epistles and studies on the Apostolic Fathers as well as four posthumously published volumes of sermons. Lightfoot attended King Edward's School in Birmingham before attending Trinity College in Cambridge where he was elected a Fellow of his college. He became a tutor of Trinity College in 1857 and later a professor of divinity, editing theJournal of Classical and Sacred Philology from 1854 to 1859. In 1871, Lightfoot became canon of St. Paul's Cathedral, preaching regularly and participating in various ecclesiastical activities. He gained enormous popularity for his workEssays on the Work Entitled Supernatural Religion, a defense of the New Testament in response to Walter Richard Cassel's Supernatural Religion. In 1870, Lightfoot became Bishop of Durham, where he continued his theological study, writing, and preaching. Lightfoot wrote commentaries on Galatians, Philippians and Colossians and Philemon, and his newly discovered commentary notes on Acts, John, 2 Corinthians and 1 Peter are being published in the three-volume Lightfoot Legacy set.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Apocryphile Press (November 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974762350
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974762357
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.3 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #185,523 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Stratiotes Doxha Theon VINE VOICE on May 15, 2007
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It would be difficult to improve on Lightfoot's translation and introductory notes to each of the apostolic writings contained in this volume. Another reason it is a notch above is the choice of writings included to contain both letters of Clement and the Shepherd of Hermas - two works very important in the early church. If you had but one copy of these writings to purchase, and did not need the greek texts along with the translation, this would still be your best choice.
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J. B. Lightfoot was a great scholar and made great advances to biblical scholarship during his lifetime. However, great advances have also been made in the two lifetimes since his death in 1889. Michael Holmes actually began the process of revising Lightfoot's text of the Apostolic Fathers and improving his translation in regard both to lexical advances in understanding Koine Greek and stylistic improvements for the second and third editions of Lightfoot's work released by Baker Book House. His work eventually surpassed that of the 19th-century sage, resulting in the publication of his own edition of the Apostolic Fathers, available from Baker Academic and costing less than the hardcover edition offered here of Lightfoot's (now public-domain) work. I would also recommend Bart Ehrman's text and translation in the venerable Loeb Classical Library (2003; 2 volumes, a bit more costly) over Lightfoot's original for the same reasons -- 120 years have meant a lot in terms of re-thinking textual criticism, understanding the nuances of Koine grammar and lexicography, and understanding the social and historical contexts of these second-century authors.
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This is a review for the Kindle edition, which appears to be a simple pdf scan converted into Kindle format. The Greek characters did not properly transfer into this edition, and the English text is a jumbled mess, rendering this Kindle version unreadable.
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The book arrived in the condition stated and ahead of delivery date. It met my expectations and study needs.
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Beware - there is not one word in English except on the back cover!
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