in International Critical Commentary
Publisher T&T Clark
This eagerly anticipated volume is the second installment in H. G. M. Williamson's International Critical Commentary on first Isaiah. For over one hundred years International Critical Commentaries have had a special place among works on the Bible. They bring together all the relevant aids to exegesis—linguistic, textual, archaeological, historical, literary, and theological—to help the reader understand the meaning of the books of the Old and New Testaments.Williamson continues in this tradition, adding to his already published volume on Isaiah 1–5. Covering the next seven chapters of Isaiah Williamson incorporates a range of secondary scholarly material with examination of all the key textual and critical issues surrounding the text.
Hugh Williamson's work in the renown ICC series is now the critical treatment of these chapters of Isaiah. Leaving no stone unturned, his two volumes on chapters 1–5 (2006) and 6–12 (2018), have already become essential reading for academic study of Isaiah. The completion of Williamson's work on Isaiah 1–27 is highly anticipated, and I only wish he could complete ICC volumes that cover the entire Isaianic corpus (though at this rate, he would need another lifetime to do so!).