From the Talmud and Hebraica
by John Lightfoot
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The Talmud is the main text
of Judaism (other than the Old Testament). It contains
rabbinical teachings on the Bible and Jewish law,
philosophy, history, ethics, customs, and tradition. John Lightfoot
began the task of relating the Talmud to the text of the New Testament.
He hoped to help modern New Testament readers better understand the
Jewish historical and cultural background behind the text. By
commenting on the Jewish traits of first century culture, Lightfoot is
able to bring new context to readers. Lightfoot passed away before he
could finish this monumental task, but he completed large volumes of
verse-by-verse commentary on the Gospels. From the Talmud and
the Hebrew language) is a beneficial source for new perspectives on the
CCEL Staff Writer