Caribbean Journal of Evangelical Theology Vol 18 (2019) on-line

The Caribbean Journal of Evangelical Theology is hosted on biblicalstudies.org.uk. The editors have just sent me the latest issue to upload.

Volume 18 (2019)

David Corbin, “A Theology of Joy: An Evangelical Response to Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago,” pp.1-10.

Clinton Chisholm, “Are All Religions Alike?” pp.11-24.

Brendan Bain, “The Future is Now,” pp.25-35.

Anthony Chung, “Reflections on Theological Education,” pp.36-38.

Ricardo O’N Sandcroft, “The Buggary Law in Jamaica,” Caribbean Journal of Evangelical Theology 18 (2019): 39-48.

D.V. Palmer, “Galatians 5 in Context,” pp.49-64.

Marlene Roper, “Book Review: Living Wisely (by Burchell Taylor),” pp.65-66.

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Lightfoot’s Commentary on Galatians

Joseph Barber Lightfoot [1828-1889], Saint Paul's Epistle to the Galatians.

I recently digitised a hard-to-find article by F.F. Bruce:

F.F. Bruce, “Bishop Westcott and the Classical Tradition,” Spectrum 11 (September 1978): 19-21. [Click to download this article in PDF]

Bruce’s thesis in this article is that training in the Classical tradition (typically that of the old Public School in the UK) is essential if one is to become truly competent in New Testament Greek. I have grave reservations about this idea – and I think the recent history of both linguistics and biblical studies in general have proved him wrong. I guess that Bruce is not alone in thinking his our own training was “the best” for his particular field. Nevertheless, I think that this article is helpful for its discussion of three of the greats of Nineteenth Century New Testament scholarship, Westcott, Hort and Lightfoot. I was therefore delighted to find a number of their commentaries at Book Aid recently. The first to be uploaded is J.B. Lightfoot commentary on Galatians.

Joseph Barber Lightfoot [1828-1889], Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians. A revised text with introduction, Notes and Dissertations. London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1896. Hbk. pp.384. [Click to visit the download page]

I would be interested to hear what others think about Bruce’s thesis. Is a classical education a help or a hindrance to being a proficient student of New Testament Greek?