J.B. Lightfoot’s Unfinished Commentaries on Paul’s Letters

Joseph Barber Lightfoot
Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Bishop J.B. Lightfoot died before completing his commentaries on Romans, 1 Corinthians, Ephesians and 1 & 2 Thessalonians. His notes on these books were gathered together and published in this volume. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain title available for digitisation.

Joseph Barber Lightfoot [1828-1889], Notes on the Epistles of Paul from Unpublished Commentaries. London & New York: MacMillan & Co., 1895. Hbk. pp.336. [Click to visit the download page]

Table of Contents

  • Introductory Note
  1. The First Epistle to the Thessalonians
  2. The Second Epistle to the Thessalonians
  3. The First Epistle to the Corinthians
  4. The Epistle to the Romans
  5. The Epistle to the Ephesians
  • Indices

Introductory Note

The present work represents the fulfilment of the undertaking announced in the preface to ‘Biblical Essays’ a year and a half ago. As that volume consisted of introductory essays upon New Testament subjects, so this comprises such of Dr Lightfoot’s notes on the text as in the opinion of the Trustees of the Lightfoot Fund are sufficiently complete to justify publication. However, unlike ‘Biblical Essays,’ of which a considerable part had already been given to the world, this volume, as its title-page indicates, consists entirely of unpublished matter. It aims at reproducing, wherever possible, the courses of lectures delivered at Cambridge by Dr Lightfoot upon those Pauline Epistles which he did not live to edit in the form of complete commentaries. His method of trusting to his memory in framing sentences in the lecture room has been alluded to already in the preface to the previous volume…

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The many faces of Faith and Thought Journal from 1958-2015

Faith and Thought is the continuation of the Journal of the Transactions of the Victoria Institute. It contains a number of historically important articles on the interaction of science and Christianity. Significant contributors to the journal include Profs. Leon Morris, Kenneth Kitchen, F.F. Bruce, David Bebbington and I. Howard Marshall.

My thanks to the Victoria Institute for granting its permission to digitise and place this material on-line for the first time. You can now download the complete text from 1958-2015 here.

Open Symposium: Is the Bible ‘Fake News’? Evidence from Archaeology

The Caves ner Khirbet Qumran were the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered

Open Symposium 2019, Saturday 18th May 2019, 10:30am to 4:00pm

Is the Bible ‘Fake News’? Evidence from Archaeology

Admission FREE all welcome

  • Biblical Archaeology – Prof. Alan Millard
  • Joshua’s Long Day: Did he Sun really Stand Still? – Prof. Sir Colin Humphreys
  • Fake News – Why trust the ‘experts”? – Rev Prof. Philip McCormack

Venue: Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, London, WC2H 8EP

The event is organised by Faith and Thought. Visit their website for more information.