Larry Hurtado's Blog

J. B. Lightfoot was perhaps the most impressive British NT scholar of his generation, and one of the most significant NT scholars of his day internationally.  His published works remain important to consult, some (especially his 5-volume work on „The Apostolic Fathers”) remain essential and unsurpassed.  But there was a good deal of unpublished work by Lightfoot as well, hundreds of pages of biblical/exegetical work discovered by Ben Witherington in the Durham Cathedral Library in 2013.  Under the editorship of Witherington and Todd Still, the first of several published volumes has appeared, presenting this previously unpublished material by Lightfoot:  J. B. Lightfoot: The Acts of the Apostles, a Newly Discovered Commentary, The Lightfoot Legacy Set, Volume 1, eds. Ben Witherington III and Todd D. Still(Downers Grove, IL:  IVP Academic, 2014).

The main portion of this book is given to Lightfoot’s exegetical notes on chapters 1-19 of Acts of the…

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