J.B. Lightfoot's classic commentary on the Greek version of Philippians. Contains extensive verse-by-verse exegetical commentary, as well as dissertations on the history and setting of the epistle, the nature of Christian ministry (including the offices of bishop/presbyter and deacon), and speculations concerning St. Paul and the Roman philosopher Seneca.
Title: Saint Paul's Epistle to the Philippians
Author: Joseph Barber Lightfoot
Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
Publication Date: 1913
About Dr. Joseph Barber Lightfoot
Dr. Joseph Barber Lightfoot was educated at Cambridge and Oxford, became the Lord Bishop of Durham in the church of England, served as a minister in St. Paul's Cathedral in London, and was Professor of Divinity at Cambridge University. He was also one of the original members of the New Testament Company of Bible Revisers. His other commentaries include volumes on Galatians and Colossians & Philemon.
Joseph Barber Lightfoot (1828–1889), also known as J. B. Lightfoot, was an English theologian and Bishop of Durham. He attended King Edward’s School in Birmingham before attending Trinity College in Cambridge where he was elected a Fellow of his college. From 1854 to 1859, he edited the Journal of Classical and Sacred Philology.
Lightfoot became a tutor of Trinity College in 1857 and later became professor of divinity. In 1871, he became canon of St. Paul’s Cathedral. Lightfoot preached regularly and participated in various ecclesiastical activities. He gained enormous popularity for his work Essays on the Word 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.