Lightfoot, Joseph Barber

(1828-1889)
   Theologian and scholar, b. at Liverpool, and ed. at King Edward's School, Birmingham, and Camb., entered the Church, and was successively Hulsean Prof. of Divinity 1861, Chaplain to Queen Victoria 1862, member of the New Testament Company of Revisers 1870-80, Margaret Prof. of Divinity, Camb., 1875, and Bishop of Durham 1879. He was probably the greatest scholar of his day in England, especially as a grammarian and textual critic. Among his works are Commentaries on several of the minor Pauline epistles, a fragmentary work on the Apostolic Fathers, Leaders in the Northern Church (1890), and The Apostolic Age (1892).

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  • LIGHTFOOT, JOSEPH BARBER —    bishop of Durham, born at Liverpool; was a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, was eminent among English scholars as a New Testament exegete, became bishop of Durham in 1879; died at Bournemouth (1828 1889) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Lightfoot, Joseph Barber — (1828–89) English NT scholar. After a long academic life at Cambridge, he became bishop of Durham in 1879. His main work was on the epistles of Paul and the Apostolic Fathers, and he defended the trustworthiness of Acts against the speculations… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Joseph Barber Lightfoot — (April 13, 1828 ndash; December 21, 1889) was an English theologian and Bishop of Durham, usually known as J.B. Lightfoot.He was born in Liverpool, where his father was an accountant. He was educated at King Edward s School, Birmingham, under… …   Wikipedia

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  • Lightfoot —   [ laɪtfʊt], Joseph Barber, englisch anglikanischer Theologe, * Liverpool 13. 4. 1828, ✝ Bournemouth 21. 12. 1889; wurde 1861 Professor der Theologie in Cambridge, 1879 Bischof von Durham. Lightfoot war 1870 80 Mitglied der Kommission zur… …   Universal-Lexikon

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