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A FRESH REVISION
ENGLISH NEW TESTAMENT
BY THE LATE
JOSEPH BARBER LIGHTFOOT, D.D., D.C.L., LL.D.,
LORD BISHOP OF DURHAM
WITH AN ADDITIONAL APPENDIX ON THE
PUBLISHED BY THE TRUSTEES OF THE LIGHTFOOT FUND
MACMILLAN AND CO.
AND NEW YORK
All Rights reserved
First Edition 1871
CAMBRIDGE: PRINTED BY C. J. CLAY, M.A. AND SONS, AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.
L 53 1891
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION.
URING the last summer, immediately before
the Company appointed for the Revision of the English New Testament held its first sitting, I was invited to read a paper on the subject before a Clerical meeting. Finding that I had already written more than I could venture to read even to a very patient and considerate audience, and receiving a request from my hearers at the conclusion that the paper should be printed, I determined to revise the whole and make additions to it before publication. The result is the present volume. Owing to various. interruptions its appearance has been delayed much longer than I had anticipated.
This statement of facts was perhaps needed to justify the appearance of a book, which as occupying well-known ground cannot urge the plea of novelty, which has many imperfections in form, and which