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From the Talmud and Hebraica


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The Reformation brought about a reinterpretation of the Bible and renewed interest in all things Jewish. In a quest to get at the historic roots of the New Testament, 17th-century British minister JOHN LIGHTFOOT (1602-1675) taught himself Hebrew and other Semitic languages, becoming the first Christian scholar to draw attention to the significance of the Talmud, and later recognized as one of the finest Hebrew scholars of his day. Though King Edward I had barred Jews from England for four hundred years, including all but ...

From the Talmud and Hebraica 2013, Cosimo Classics

ISBN-13: 9781616408343