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Leading Minister William Gladstone said the matter truly: “You will sacrifice fact when you don’t learn it, and you may sacrifice the folks for those who do. ” yet Charles H. Spurgeon placed the finger at the genuine challenge: “It is robust in Greek, susceptible in English. ” certainly the recent model used to be “strong in Greek,” and one cause was once the presence at the New testomony Committee of the “Cambridge triumvirate”—B. F. Westcott, F. J. A. Hort, and J. B. Lightfoot—names that also stand for scholarship in New testomony reviews. Of the 3, Lightfoot was once certainly the easiest student. actually, Owen Chadwick known as Lightfoot “the maximum student within the Jerusalem Chamber. ”1 In his memorial essay on Bishop Lightfoot, W. Robertson Nicoll referred to as him “pre-eminently the student of the Church of britain. ”2 when you have ever used Lightfoot’s commentaries on Galatians, Philippians, and Colossians, or any of his reports at the church fathers, you possibly believe Nicoll’s end. yet what you'll now not recognize is that Bishop Lightfoot used to be a godly guy, a instructor of pastors, and a preacher with a burden for misplaced souls. “When goodness is joined to wisdom, it counts for much,” wrote Nicoll, “and while those are topped by way of non secular strength, paramount impact is the end result. Lightfoot had all 3. ”3 Joseph Barber Lightfoot used to be born in Liverpool on April thirteen, 1828. He was once taught at King Edward’s institution, Birmingham, via the famous James Prince Lee, whose students appeared to seize each prize and flow into areas of effect, really within the church. Lee taught Lightfoot to like the Greek New testomony; and the trainer observed within the scholar large capability for either Christian personality and scholarship. “Give him the run of town library! ” Lee ordered. At age nineteen, Lightfoot entered Trinity university, Cambridge, the place he studied less than Westcott. (“He was once Westcott’s top pupil,” Hort later admitted. ) He captured numerous honors and prizes and appeared destined for a instructing place. In 1854 he was once ordained a deacon within the Church of britain, and in 1858 he used to be ordained as a clergyman. the subsequent 12 months he turned a teach at Trinity university, and in 1861 used to be named Hulsean Professor of Divinity. So well known have been his New testomony lectures they had to accept within the college’s nice corridor. Ten years later he used to be made canon of St. Paul’s, sharing the ministry with the good Henry Liddon and Dean R. W. Church. He was once named woman Margaret Professor of Divinity in 1875, and it appeared that his ministry as student, author, and instructor used to be verified. yet in 1879 he was once appointed bishop of Durham, and the coed needed to take advantage of severe selection of his existence. within the final public message Bishop Lightfoot preached, on June 29, 1889, he confessed that he had spent a “long unsleeping evening” making the choice to go away Cambridge and a lifetime of scholarship for Durham and a lifetime of management. He wrote to his pal Westcott: At size i've got despatched my solution “Yes. ” It looked as if it would me that to withstand any more will be to struggle opposed to God.