A Commentary upon the Acts of the Apostles: Chronicall and Criticall: The Difficulties of the Text explained, And the times of the Story cast into Annals. The First Part. From the beginning of the Booke, to the end of the Twelfth Chapter. With A briefe Survey of the Contemporary Story of the Jewes and Romans

London: R. Cotes for Andrew Cooke at the Green Dragon in Paul's Churchyard, 1645. First edition. Leather bound. [18] 331 pp. Dedicatory to Robert, Earle of Essex by John Lightfoote; another dedicatory by Lightfoote to the County of Stafford. Table of Contents. Errata. Woodcut ornamentation. Full leather binding. Boards are worn, rubbed. Corners exposed. Small losses to foot and head of spine; approx. 1" split along front hinge near head of spine. Front hinge cracked. Minor foxing throughout. Small loss to lower outer corner of p. 267. Few period ink notations in margins. Internally very good. An example of an important religious commentary by notable Hebrew scholar, Bishop John Lightfoote (1601-1675). Beginning in the thirteenth century, King Edward I banished Jews from England and since that time, Hebrew studies were strongly discouraged by the Church of England. In the seventeenth century, Bishop Lightfoote was the first Christian scholar to bring renewed attention in England to the Talmud and other Hebrew documents. Often considered controversial, Lightfoote's subsequent publications and theories on religion were based on his extensive knowledge of the Talmud. Good. Item #3149

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