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Isaiah is a book of literary, historical, theological and ecclesial riches. Paul R. House contends that Isaiah wrote the whole book during his long ministry. Predicts the coming of the Messiah. Strives to treat Isaiah as a prophetic book, as a work that highlights major themes such as creation, sin in its many manifestations (e.g. covenant breaking), proper ethical behaviour, approaching judgement often described as ‘the day of Yahweh’, and renewal effected by Yahweh’s redeeming work. Yahweh displays indomitable determination to redeem in Isaiah. The creator will redeem his people. He will give them a permanent home in a new heavens and earth, a perfect Zion, and a safe place. The redeemed will come from many nations, and they will serve him in their lifetimes and beyond. Sin and death cannot stop this plan. All Yahweh’s covenants will be kept, the dead shall rise, justice will prevail, and the Davidic messiah will play the key role in this inexorable victory.
“The book thereby challenges readers to receive what follows as God’s word, not simply the prophet Isaiah’s.” (Volume 1, Page 41)
“Rather, it indicates that what Deuteronomy repeatedly claims is true: a right relationship with others begins with a right relationship with God, and that this right relationship begins with God’s initiative and activity with human beings in their hearts (see Deut. 6–11).” (Volume 1, Page 52)
“Apparently, this metaphor in effect encompassed the whole range of sins committed with no intention of repentance, yet with every intention of continuing to attend services at the temple. In short, the phrase was meant to convince hearers of their rank hypocrisy.” (Volume 1, Page 51)
“it seems Isaiah does not count Manasseh as a legitimate ruler” (Volume 1, Page 42)
“Yahweh exposes Israel’s sin so that Israel may be induced to repent, to turn back to covenant obedience. Yahweh does not simply harangue or complain; Yahweh warns so that He can eventually forgive a repenting people. Imperatives structure these verses. Yahweh commands them to ‘hear’ in 1:10, to ‘wash’ in 1:16, and to ‘come and reason’ in 1:18. The last two commands are logical responses to the first.” (Volume 1, Pages 49–50)
It is a privilege to recommend this new study of the book of Isaiah. This work, infused with reverence for the divine inspiration of the prophet’s message, seeks to make that message clear to contemporary readers. While it avoids dis cussion of complex critical questions in order to focus on matters of setting, structure, content, and meaning, it brings depth and a wide range of contemporary thinking to its treatment of these topics. The interpretations are penetrating, but not pedantic, illuminating, but not trendy. This work is an excellent resource for the person who wishes to have a reliable guide for direct study of the text.
—John Oswalt, Professor of Old Testament, Asbury Theological Seminary
What a gift Paul House’s commentary is to preachers and teachers of the word who are charged with the sacred task of expounding the book of Isaiah. This is because Dr House’s penetrating textual analysis reveals that the lengthy book is gospel shaped by seven consecutive divisions that all move from the people’s sins to ‘soaring Zion texts,’ and that, in fact, the very word ‘gospel’ had its origin in Isaiah! This, along with House’s convincing conclusion that Isaiah, alone, is the sole author of all sixty-six chapters (an authorship extending over the seer’s long, epic life) provides the commentary with a literary and theological unity that invites real-life reflection and application amidst today’s uncertainties. And, as we have come to expect, the author writes with disciplined clarity, so that the reader can readily navigate this fi ne commentary.
—R. Kent Hughes, Senior Pastor Emeritus of College Church
It is difficult in the few words normally associated with an endorsement to convey the treasure trove of historical, theological and contextual insights that Dr. Paul House provides in this absorbing commentary on Isaiah. Not only does he effectively affirm Isaiah’s authorship and its historical setting but its presentation, in terms of the flow of Hebrew poetry, thematic highlights and Christological preeminence is beyond being merely helpful and informative. It will draw the reader inspirationally into both the passion and the depth of Isaiah’s message.
—Harry L. Reeder III, Senior Pastor, Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Alabama
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