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Lightfoot’s Opera Omnia, 1686

Lightfoot’s Opera Omnia, 1686

Joannis Lightfooti,  SS. TH. P. Aulæ Catharinæ apud Cantabrigienses Præfecti, Canonici Eliensis, Opera Omnia: Duobus Voluminibus comprehensa, quorum syllabus pagina post vitam authoris ultima exhibetur. 1686. 


Complete in 2 folio volumes, with frontispiece, folding map and plan, as well as two in text maps (one showing the locations of Sodom and Gomorrah). Includes gospel harmonies, hora hebraicae, talmudica, chronology, etc etc. Original vellum bindings with some cracking at top edges of hinges. Bindings strong, boards still securely attached. Internally a clean and unmarked copy with ample margins. 


Lightfoot (1602 – 1675) was an English clergyman who produced a chronology of Biblical history (dating creation to 3929 BC) similar to those of Ussher, Scaliger, and Calmet. He was also a noted Hebraist who examined Hebrew/Jewish influence on the New Testament. His most famous work being his Horae Hebraicae et Talmudicae. He also assisted Brian Walton in producing the famous Walton’s Polyglot Bible of 1657.