The Book of Isaiah

John N. Oswalt

The Book of Isaiah
The Book of Isaiah

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Series: New International Commentary on the Old Testament
Categories: Isaiah
Tags: TechnicalPastoral

The Book of Isaiah, Chapters 1-39

The Book of Isaiah, Chapters 40-66

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4.81818181818182 out of 5 based on 11 user ratings
A.E. Carnehl September 12, 2014 5 5
Oswalt's Isaiah commentary in NICOT is excellent. He writes from a refreshingly conservative and evangelical point of view. His comments are always very thorough without being complicated or recondite. This is a very fine commentary that will be used by pastors and church workers for decades and decades.
JD August 29, 2013 5 5
Oswalt is one of the best commentaries on Isaiah that I've encountered. His work is scholarly and thorough, but written in a way that is easy to read and understand.
Mark Underkofler November 10, 2012 5 5
Beautifully written commentary that reads like a Christian living book while having the depth of a strong exegetical commentary. He has worked carefully with the text in detail without losing track of the big themes and moves of the book. He holds to Isaiah authorship for the entire book. One of the best commentaries on any book of the Bible for the pastor or student seeking to understand the Scriptures for preaching, teaching, personal study or research. Strength- Easy to read and written at the level of the pastor or college student to understand and preach/teach this book. Weakness- Not as strong interacting with the more recent higher criticism issues in scholarship today.
The completion of John Oswalt's commentary on Isaiah in 1998 was a major blessing to the Christian church. This work, which replaced E. J. Young's older three-volume commentary on Isaiah in the NICOT series, is a model of careful evangelical scholarship. It should be on the desk of every student of the Old Testament. It should be consulted along with Motyer. Oswalt has also written a less technical commentary on Isaiah for the NIV Application Commentary series. This volume does not replace the larger two-volume work, but it will be of use to busy pastors. [Full Review]
John Glynn September 20, 2008 5 5
Jim Rosscup September 20, 2008 4.5 5
Brian LeStourgeon July 29, 2008 4 5
Oswalt is the recognized evangelical work of choice. I also highly recommend Motyer’s The Prophecy of Isaiah (IVP, 1993 – not the abridged 1999 version) for its literary insights.
Best evangelical commentary on Isaiah. I enjoyed Oswalt's commentary on Isaiah 1-39 while leading a Bible study on it. It's the most comprehensive conservative evangelical commentary, much better than its predecessor in the series by E.J. Young. I share more theologically with Young and Alec Motyer's commentary, but Oswalt is balanced most of the time and presents so much more information that I wouldn't want to use either of the others without his... [Full Review]
Solid Evangelical exposition of the biblical text. Introduction could be stronger. [Full Review]
Denver Seminary Journal June 16, 2008 5 5
Solid Evangelical exposition of the biblical text. Introduction could be stronger. [Full Review]

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