First written in Latin, A Commentary on the New Testament from the Talmud and Hebraica was first published between 1658 and 1674, and reprinted as a whole in 1675, 1686, and 1699. The first English translation was published anonymously in 1684. It was reprinted in 13 volumes between 1822 and 1825 by John Rogers Pitman—an edition popular in the middle part of the nineteenth century. By the 1850s, however, the Pitman edition was becoming “scarce and expensive,” and work on a new edition was begun. The resulting work was published in 1859 by Oxford University. It remains the standard translation of Lightfoot’s work to this day, and has been reprinted numerous times—most recently by Baker in 1979 and Hendrickson in 2004. This edition underlies the electronic edition planned by Logos Bible Software.
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If you like this resource be sure to check out A Commentary on the New Testament from the Talmud and Hebraica (4 vols.).
John Lightfoot was born in Staffordshire in English on March 29, 1602. He was educated at Christ’s College at Cambridge. From there, he began studying Hebrew under Sir Rowland Cotton, and later became a member of the Westminster Assembly. In 1650, Lightfoot became master of St. Catherine Hall at Cambridge, and in 1654 became the vice-chancellor. Lightfoot died in 1675.