The first of John N. Oswalt's two-part study of the book of Isaiah for the NICOT series, this commentary on chapters 1-39 combines theological acumen, literary sensitivity, philological expertise and historical knowledge to present a faithful and accurate reading of one of the Old Testament's most important books.
In the introduction to this work, Oswalt considers Isaiah's background, unity of composition, date and authorship, canonicity, Hebrew text, theology and problems of interpretation, and he offers a select bibliography for further research. Oswalt also provides substantial discussions of several issues crucial to the book of Isaiah.
The commentary proper, based on Oswalt's own translation of the Hebrew text, provides pastors, scholars and students with a lucid interpretation of the book of Isaiah in its ancient context as well as an exposition of its message for today.
"An excellent conservative commentary on the book of Isaiah... Oswalt's work is a treasure. It provides solid help in understanding the text and message of this Old Testament book."
- Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society