In his second volume covering chapters 40-66, acclaimed scholar John Oswalt of Asbury Theological Seminary concludes his in-depth study on the Book of Isaiah. Beginning with issues of authorship and composition, Oswalt presents a solid exposition of the biblical texts, based on intensive linguistic and historical research. Includes 720 pages, in hardcover from Eerdmans.
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Date:April 19, 2002
When I did a study on the book of Isaiah I gathered several highly recommended commentaries. It was not long before I relied upon Oswalt before any other text. Very scholarly but reasonably easy to read. He holds to the unity of the book (the entire book written by a single man, Isaiah, about 700 BC) but deals with the controversial portions, giving support to why he believes in a single author. The book is up-to-date, giving variances as found in the Dead Sea Scrolls while always holding to the integrity of the text. If I were forced to buy only one commentary on Isaiah it would be Oswalt's (although no library is complete without both Oswalt's and Edward Young's).