Fenton John Anthony Hort was a distinguished nineteenth-century Irish theologian, commentator, and Bible scholar. Though raised in the Evangelical tradition, he kept his distance from factious movements of Evangelicals and tractarians. Bishop of Exeter Herbert Ryle wrote that “[Hort] aimed only at arriving at truth, not at confirming opinion.” His text-critical edition of The New Testament in the Original Greek, assembled with Brooke Foss Westcott set a new standard for biblical scholarship and became the basis for the New Testament portions of the Revised Version translation of the Bible—the first major English translation attempt since the King James Bible three centuries prior.
Logos’ F.J.A. Hort Collection selects 12 volumes of his most notable work, along with his son, Arthur Fenton Hort’s two-volume Life and Letters of Fenton John Anthony Hort. Among the other texts included are three volumes of F.J.A. Hort’s commentary on the New Testament Greek text—an excellent window into the translation strategy and debates of the nineteenth century and meritorious on their own; a collection of his Hulsean lectures, The Way, The Truth, the Life, from 1871; and The Christian Ecclesia, a series of lectures on Christian community’s earliest days that draws on Hort’s New Testament expertise. These and other texts make a valuable contribution to the libraries of those interested in New Testament studies, Bible translation, and Anglican historical theology.
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Fenton John Anthony Hort was an Irish theologian, editor, and Bible translator and commentator. He is best known for his critical edition of The New Testament in the Original Greek, assembled with Brooke Westcott. The great grandson of Archbishop of Tuam Josiah Hort, F.J.A. Hort was born in Dublin in 1828. He attended Rugby School, went on to Cambridge, and became a fellow there in 1852. In 1854, he cofounded the Journal of Classical and Sacred Philology. In 1857, he was given the living of St. Ippolyts in Herfordshire, where he served for 15 years. In 1870, he was appointed a member of the committee for revising the King James New Testament, and in 1871 delivered his Halsean lectures, later entitled The Way, the Truth, the Life. In 1878, he became Hulsean Professor of Divinity at Cambridge, and in 1887 became Lady Margaret’s Professor of Divinity. He died in 1892 in Cambridge.