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The Whole Works of the Rev. John Lightfoot (11 vols.)
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The Whole Works of the Rev. John Lightfoot (11 vols.)

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J. F. Dove 1822–1893

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Overview

This 11-volume collection contains the works of the Rev. John Lightfoot, a prominent 17th century clergyman and scholar. Well-known for his work on the date of creation and for his commentaries on various books of the New Testament, Lightfoot’s writings include sermons, letters, expositions, essays, and a discourse on the significance of the temple in Jerusalem. The Whole Works of the Rev. John Lightfoot (11 vols.) is an invaluable theological resource, in addition to being a historically significant collection. Lightfoot’s commentaries on the New Testament are based on the Hebrew and Talmudic writings, providing a scholarly and contextual basis for exposition. He examines writing forms and styles, literary devices, and dialect to mine the text for meaning and interpretation.

The Whole Works of the Rev. John Lightfoot (11 vols.) is perfect for anyone wanting a historical commentary on the New Testament, as well as those who are interested in theology from the 17th century. Lightfoot is also the author of A Commentary on the New Testament from the Talmud and Hebraica (4 vols.). Lightfoot provides solid exposition on these Scripture passages, and with the Logos edition, these resources are easily searchable. With over 5,000 pages, this is a valuable advantage in studying the works of this theologian. All cross-references are linked to the other resources in your library, making study convenient.

Key Features

  • Over 9,000 pages of valuable commentary and exposition
  • Includes all the writings of Lightfoot
  • Includes indexes, tables, and detailed table of contents for easy research

Individual Titles

Volume 1

  • Author: John Lightfoot
  • Series: The Whole Works of the Rev. John Lightfoot
  • Publisher: J. F. Dove
  • Publication Date: 1825
  • Pages: 550

The first volume contains all the prefaces of previous editions, providing valuable background information on the texts themselves and the life of John Lightfoot. It also includes an index of places, subjects, and Talmudic and Greek works covered in all thirteen volumes. The editor also provides Lightfoot’s tract entitled “Battle with a Wasp’s Nest,” a discussion on communion of the saints.

Table of Contents

  • Dedication to the Bishop of London
  • Preface to the Octavo Edition
  • Dr. Bright’s Dedication to the Princess Mary
  • Dr. Bright’s Preface to the Reader
  • Author’s Life
  • Strype’s Appendix to Author’s Life
  • Strype’s Dedication of Vol. II to the Bishop of London
  • Strype’s Preface to Vol. II of Folio Edition
  • Strype’s Dedication of Lightfoot’s Genuine Remains to the Bishop of Norwich
  • Strype’s Preface to Genuine Remains
  • Preface to the Edition by Texelius
  • Preface to the Edition by Leusden
  • Strype’s Preface to the 3rd Vol. of Leusden’s Edition
  • General Index to Lightfoot’s Works
  • Chorographical Table to Lightfoot’s Works
  • Index of Texts Illustrated
  • Appendix to Ditto
  • General Index of Texts Illustrated
  • Index of Talmudic Words explained by Lightfoot
  • Index of Greek Words
  • “Battle with a Wasp’s Nest”
  • Three Letters from Duckfield to Strype

Volume 2

  • Author: John Lightfoot
  • Series: The Whole Works of the Rev. John Lightfoot
  • Publisher: J. F. Dove
  • Publication Date: 1822
  • Pages: 473

Volume 2 contains helpful guidelines for studying the Bible. Lightfoot begins with a general introduction to Bible study methods, and then shows how to apply them in individual books and sections of the Bible. He provides reasons and benefits for studying the Bible as a continued chronicle. Lightfoot also shows connections between the Old and New Testaments.

Volume 3

  • Author: John Lightfoot
  • Series: The Whole Works of the Rev. John Lightfoot
  • Publisher: J. F. Dove
  • Publication Date: 1822
  • Pages: 459

The third volume provides an analysis of the New Testament as a whole, and Lightfoot pays special attention to the context, history, and construction of the New Testament. He goes into detail on the lives and influence of the apostles and other authors of the New Testament. Lightfoot also comments on the fall of Jerusalem. Included are four Latin tracts on various Scripture passages.

Volume 4

  • Author: John Lightfoot
  • Series: The Whole Works of the Rev. John Lightfoot
  • Publisher: J. F. Dove
  • Publication Date: 1822
  • Pages: 477

Volume 4 contains Lightfoot’s commentary on the completeness of the four Gospel writers, beginning with Matthew. He also covers how the Gospels are in harmony with the Old Testament. Lightfoot addresses the language and comprehension difficulties in translation in this volume as well.

Volume 5

  • Author: John Lightfoot
  • Series: The Whole Works of the Rev. John Lightfoot
  • Publisher: J. F. Dove
  • Pages: 477

Lightfoot continues his discourse on the harmony of the four Gospels in this fifth volume. He also provides more insight on certain difficult passages of Scripture. Included are some Latin tracts on various Biblical topics, as well as a dedication to W. Cotton and an introduction to the subjects covered.

Volume 6

  • Author: John Lightfoot
  • Series: The Whole Works of the Rev. John Lightfoot
  • Publisher: J. F. Dove
  • Publication Date: 1822
  • Pages: 440

Lightfoot’s sixth volume contains expositions and sermons on the Apostle’s Creed, focusing on Christ’s descent into hell, the Church, and the communion of saints.

Volume 7

  • Author: John Lightfoot
  • Series: The Whole Works of the Rev. John Lightfoot
  • Publisher: J. F. Dove
  • Publication Date: 1822
  • Pages: 437

The seventh volume includes many of Lightfoot’s sermons, sermon notes, and a table of texts to guide reading.

Sermons Included

  • The Church of Babylon, I Pet. 5:13
  • First-Fruits of the Spirit, Rom. 13:23
  • Every One Hath a Psalm, 1 Cor. 14:26
  • Michael, Your Prince, Dan. 10:21
  • The Dragon Gave Power, Rev. 13:2
  • Fraud and Violence of Satan, Rev. 20:7–8
  • The Way of Balaam, II Pet. 2:15
  • Jannes and Jambres, II Tim. 3:8
  • Elymas the Sorcerer, Acts 13:9–10
  • The New Jerusalem, Rev. 21:2
  • Dependence Upon God, Exod. 30:15
  • Prudence in Making Vows, Judg. 11:39
  • Disobedient Prophet, I Kings 13:24
  • Reasons for Keeping God’s Law, Acts 7:53
  • The First Resurrection, Rev. 20:5
  • Difficulties of Scripture, II Sam 16:19
  • Wait the Time of God, Dan. 12:12–13
  • The Blood of the Covenant, Heb. 10:29
  • Christ, Our Alter, Heb. 13:10
  • One Sinner that Repenteth, Luke 15:7
  • The Penitent Thief, Luke 23:42–43
  • Creed of the Sadducees, Acts 23:8
  • Prophecy of Caiaphas, John 11:51
  • St. Paul’s Wish to be Accursed, Rom. 9:3
  • Faith of Adam, Gen. 3:20
  • Cain Described, I John 3:12
  • A Mark Upon Cain, Gen.4:15
  • A Jealous God, Exod. 20:5
  • The Sabbath Hallowed, Exod. 20:11
  • The Blessing of a Long Life, Exod. 20:12

Volume 8

  • Author: John Lightfoot
  • Series: The Whole Works of the Rev. John Lightfoot
  • Publisher: J. F. Dove
  • Publication Date: 1823
  • Pages: 507

Volume 8 contains Lightfoot’s commentary on the first twelve chapters of the Acts of the Apostles. It also includes Hebrew and Talmudical exercitations on Acts and a brief Christian and Roman history of the first four centuries.

Volume 9

  • Author: John Lightfoot
  • Series: The Whole Works of the Rev. John Lightfoot
  • Publisher: J. F. Dove
  • Publication Date: 1823
  • Pages: 501

Volume nine contains a thorough discourse on the temple of Jerusalem, focusing on the different sacred parts of the temple, as well as the different functions performed there. The reader will have a complete understanding of the significance of the temple in Jewish history and Christian theology.

Volume 10

  • Author: John Lightfoot
  • Series: The Whole Works of the Rev. John Lightfoot
  • Publisher: J. F. Dove
  • Publication Date: 1823
  • Pages: 571

Lightfoot’s tenth volume focuses on the places and settings of the Bible, along with seven Latin tracts on various scholarly topics. He focuses on the division of the land over time, and on several places in particular; such as Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Judah, and Israel.

Volume 13

  • Author: John Lightfoot
  • Series: The Whole Works of the Rev. John Lightfoot
  • Publisher: J. F. Dove
  • Publication Date: 1824
  • Pages: 497

The final volume includes an account of the Assembly of Divines in 1643–1644, as well as a collection of Lightfoot’s personal letters to other clergyman and academics.

Product Details

  • Title: The Whole Works of the Rev. John Lightfoot (11 vols.)
  • Author: John Lightfoot
  • Series: The Whole Works of the Rev. John Lightfoot
  • Publisher: J. F. Dove
  • Volumes: 11
  • Pages: 5,389

About John Lightfoot

John Lightfoot was born in 1602 in England, the son of a clergyman. Lightfoot was a brilliant academic, educated at Cambridge. He followed in his father’s footsteps as a minister. Lightfoot also was a prolific writer, known for his work on the date of Creation. He died in 1675.

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