Comments on the oracles of a prophet who lived in the closing half of the 8th century B. C. and whose interest in contemporary politics and international affairs was the product of his faith in the Holy God, who rules in and over all history.
The second of John N. Oswalt's two-part study of the book of Isaiah for the NICOT series, this commentary provides exegetical and theological exposition on the latter twenty-seven chapters of Isaiah for scholars, pastors, and students.
Bryan E. Beyer follows previous bestselling texts with this comprehensive introduction to the book of Isaiah. Here is a survey with depth, presenting the prophet's overarching themes and sweeping issues while including copious details that round out a study of the man and his work. Chapters begin with outlines and objectives that allow easy entry into the discussion and end with conclusions and study questions that aid comprehension and recall. Informative sidebars delve further into the language, theological connections, and controversies of Isaiah. This volume is useful to any serious student of the Bible.
Oswalt's study on the first 39 chapters of the Book of Isaiah is part of The New International Commentary on the Old Testament. Like its companion series on the New Testament, this commentary devotes considerable care to achieving a balance between technical information and homiletic-devotional interpretation.
The book of Isaiah depicts for its readers what happens when Isaiah volunteers to become Yahweh's gofer--when he acts and speaks on Yahweh's behalf with Yahweh's authority. In this careful and insightful commentary on Isaiah, Goldingay unfolds the voices and messages of those prophetic actions and experiences. While doing this he points out that three attributes of Yahweh come into distinctive focus in Isaiah: Yahweh's majesty and authority, Yahweh's passion in anger and compassion, and Yahweh's insight and capacity to formulate a plan and put it into effect. Goldingay also examines the way Isaiah thinks about the people of God and the relationship between the vision of who they could be, the reality of who they were, the calamity of that contrast, and ultimately the promise Yahweh offers to them.
Presenting a wealth of comment and perspective on the book of Isaiah, J. Alec Motyer pays particular attention to three recurring themes: the messianic hope, the motif of the city, and the theology of the Holy One of Israel. This rich, accessible commentary is a wise, winsome and welcome guide to Isaiah for Christians today.
Preaching's Preacher's Guide to the Best Bible Reference for 2014 (Old Testament Commentaries) "Yahweh sits enthroned, high and lifted up A shoot grows from the stump of Jesse A Servant pours himself out to death Kings and nations stream to Zion" The book of Isaiah's imagery sparkles as it inspires. It draws us in to meditate and extends our vision toward the future. But what should we make of this sprawling and puzzling book—so layered and complex in its composition—as a whole? John Goldingay helps us make sense of this "book called Isaiah" as a tapestry of patterned collages, parts put together in an intentional whole. The Theology of the Book of Isaiah studies the prophecies, messages and theology of each section of the complex book, then unfurls its unifying themes—from Zion to David to the Holy One of Israel. Like a program guide to Handel's Messiah, Goldingay helps us see, hear and understand the grandeur of this prophetic masterpiece among the Prophets.
WARNING: This book will expose the truth. If you do not want to know the truth, do not read this book. This book is about the TWENTY NINTH CHAPTER in the Book of Isaiah. This book is the twenty ninth book in a series of thirty nine books on the Book of Isaiah. This book breaks down each and every verse in the twenty ninth chapter of the Book of Isaiah. We are told from our religious leaders that Isaiah talks about a "Messiah" in the Book of Isaiah. This book is in search of the truth of this claim that Isaiah talks about a "Messiah." This book is written by an average person, for the average people. This book is a search for the truth using only the actual words of Isaiah.