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John Lightfoot
b. March 29, 1602 – d. December 6, 1675 • Scholar
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Lightfoot, John
Lightfoot, John (1602–75), biblical and *rabbinic scholar. Educated at Christ’s College, Cambridge, he was from 1630 to 1642 rector of Ashley, Staffs. In 1643 he became one of the original and more influential members of the *Westminster Assembly, opposing the extreme *Presbyterians. In 1643 he became
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Lightfoot, John
LIGHTFOOT, JOHN (1601–1675)British expert on rabbinical studiesBorn at Stoke on Trent, Lightfoot was educated at Christ’s College, Cambridge. After several curacies he became rector of Ashley, Staffordshire, where he built a special study in his garden in which to study Hebrew. After supporting Parliament