John Lightfoot

(1602—1675) Hebraist and biblical scholar

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biblical and rabbinic scholar. He was a member of the Westminster Assembly, in which he opposed the extreme Presbyterians. He assisted B. Walton with the Polyglot Bible of 1657. His Horae Hebraicae et Talmudicae (1658–78) was designed to show the bearing of Jewish studies on the interpretation of the NT; it is not entirely superseded.

Subjects: Christianity — Philosophy.

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