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Isaiah 40–66: A Commentary (Eerdmans Critical Commentary | ECC)

, 2012
ISBN: 9780802826039
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This Eerdmans Critical Commentary volume is Shalom Paul’s comprehensive, all-inclusive study of the oracles of an anonymous prophet known only as Second Isaiah who prophesied in the second half of the sixth century BC Paul examines Isaiah 40–66 through a close reading of the biblical text, offering thorough exegesis of the historical, linguistic, literary, and theological aspects of the prophet’s writings. He also looks carefully at intertextual influences of earlier biblical and extrabiblical books, draws on the contributions of medieval Jewish commentators, and supports the contention that Second Isaiah should include chapters 55–66, thus eliminating the need to demarcate a Third Isaiah.

The Eerdmans Critical Commentary offers the best of contemporary Old and New Testament scholarship, seeking to give modern readers clear insight into the biblical text, including its background, its interpretation, and its application.

Contributors to the ECC series are among the foremost authorities in biblical scholarship worldwide. Representing a broad range of confessional backgrounds, authors are charged to remain sensitive to the original meaning of the text and to bring alive its relevance for today. Each volume includes the author’s own translation, critical notes, and commentary on literary, historical, cultural, and theological aspects of the text.

Accessible to serious general readers and scholars alike, these commentaries reflect the contributions of recent textual, philological, literary, historical, and archaeological inquiry, benefiting as well from newer methodological approaches. ECC volumes are “critical” in terms of their detailed, systematic explanation of the biblical text. Although exposition is based on the original and cognate languages, English translations provide complete access to the discussion and interpretation of these primary sources.

Logos has the first ten volumes of the Eerdmans Critical Commentary Series | ECC (10 vols.).

  • In-depth exegesis from a renowned Hebrew scholar
  • Written in an academic yet readable style
  • Perfect for students, professors, and the general reader
  • Title: Isaiah 40–66: A Commentary
  • Author: Shalom M. Paul
  • Series: The Eerdmans Critical Commentary
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 672

Shalom M. Paul is Yehezkel Kaufman Professor Emeritus of Bible at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and chair of the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation. His many books include Studies in the Book of the Covenant in the Light of Cuneiform and Biblical Law and Divrei Shalom: Collected Studies of Shalom M. Paul on the Bible and the Ancient Near East, 1967–2005.


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  1. michael  potter
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    Steven Long


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    Nim Kam To


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    Karen McKoy


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  11. Jillian Rouse

    Jillian Rouse


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  13. chad ron

    chad ron


    On page one of his commentary Paul claims "The Masoretic book of Isaiah is composed of two distinct sections written by two different authors at different times." Paul stands against the teaching of the Gospel of John. The twelfth chapter of John, verses 38, 39 and 40, connects a verse from Isaiah fifty-three with a verse from Isaiah six and attributes them both to a single author, namely, Isaiah, the one and only. Then in verse 41 John adds, "Isaiah said these things because he saw Jesus’ glory and spoke about Him." Since the Apostle John is not lying or mistaken, where does that leave the theory of multiple authors for the book of Isaiah?

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    Disappointing... LOGOS is offering more and more liberal resources...

  18. Henry Sun

    Henry Sun


    Shalom Paul is at the top of the food chain as far as interpreting prophetic books is concerned, so I'm very grateful to have this commentary for free, especially since good commentaries on Isaiah 40-66 are hard to find. As for the question of authorship, I'd commend the evangelical Bible Project's video on Isaiah 40-66, where they discuss the question of whether it is Isaiah himself or the disciples of Isaiah that are responsible for these chapters in the canonical book. They do conclude that however that question is resolved (almost all scholars who work with the Hebrew text think a second hand is involved, as do I), it is beyond question that the focus on Isaiah 40-55 is the community of faith in Babylon, and that the focus on Isaiah 56-66 is on the community of faith after the end of the Babylonian exile back in Judah/Jerusalem. All in all, one of the best commentaries on a prophetic book that I have ever had the chance to review.

  19. Jungmin Park

    Jungmin Park


  20. Karl Bunch

    Karl Bunch


    I was researching this book to see is it was Biblicaly sound - There is an intro section called "Deutero-Isaiah" which is the premise that the Prophet Isaiah wrote chapters 1-39, and someone else wrote the last half: Chapters 40-46. For an Author and a publishing company to print this volume shows a lack of simple Bible knowledge and research. The Bible itself proves that there was one and only one author (well two if we concur that it was inspired/led by the Holy Spirit to the Prophet - of which I Believe wholeheartedly - otherwise the Bible is not God's Divine word, but a work of man). In the Gospel of John 12:37-41, there are two passages quoted - one from the 1st half, Jn 12:40 (Isaiah 6:10) and one from the 2nd half, Jn 12:38 (Isaiah 53:1). It is what John states in 12:39 that shows both are from the same Prophet Isaiah by linking them together: "Therefore they could not believe. For again Isaiah said," (ESV) "Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again" (NKJV) "For this reason they could not believe, for Isaiah said again" (NASB) The three versions shown above are known to be as close to a word-for-word translation. (Credit goes to Chuck Missler for pointing this out in one of his studies). Therefore, if the author and publisher take the stance of two different authors for the Biblical book of Isaiah, rather than the one Prophet inspired by the Holy Spirit, then the whole commentary must come under question of any assumptions made as being "not inspired" and a sole work of conjecture and not "true scholarship". This is not a good choice.

    I am disappointed Logos is offering this as the free book of the month. I am glad that it is free, because I definitely wouldn't pay for it. Why is Logos, a Christian Bible software company, giving away a "Bible Commentary" that was written by a Jewish author from a non-Christian perspective? Don't get me wrong, I'm a big proponent of reading work from people with which you disagree, but I don't think we should promote their work. Pros: Rabbi Paul is adept at working with the Hebrew text. If you use the original languages it might be selectively helpful. Cons: Not a Christian commentary. His chapter on Isaiah 53 is sad and painful to read.

  22. Christof Kälin
    And once again I was jüst greedy and quickly clicked the „free book“ without looking at the description as „critical commentary“... my bad. The very first sentence in the first chapter reads: „The Masoretic book of Isaiah is composed of two distinct sections written by two different authors at different times.“ Yeah sure...At least the author doesn't try to hide his view in this book. To make things short: Don't buy this if you believe in God's word, you would just waste your time with factless propositions like in that first sentence.

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