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Isaiah: A Covenant to be Kept for the Sake of the Church (Focus on the Bible Commentaries | FB)

ISBN: 9781845500535


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For each section of the Bible, the Focus on the Bible Commentaries summarize the passage of Scripture, including the intentions of the authors, the historical and cultural environment, and the questions and issues raised by a particular passage. But most importantly, the Focus on the Bible Commentaries brings you into the heart of the Bible, by explaining Scripture in an accessible way that makes sense for daily Christian living.

Isaiah has been called the “fifth gospel.” Why? Because in it, God speaks through his prophet of his people's departure from truth, the need for repentance, and the redemption provided by a coming Savior. Isaiah's imagery is some of the most beautiful, and terrifying, in the Bible.

It was written in the eight century B.C. at a time of material prosperity. This wealth had brought increased literacy and so God's people could be brought back by a book of 66 chapters to understand a world that had spiritual, as well as physical, dimensions.

This is a key Old Testament book, as well as charting a key change in the life of God's people it provides some of the most important prophecies fulfilled only in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. Its lessons for the contemporary church are particularly apt.

Too often modern commentaries become a discussion between commentators rather than an exploration of what the text has to say to contemporary readers. Allan Harman's methods follow those of Leon Morris and Allan McRae in that he devotes most of his energy to discovering what God is saying through his prophet, rather than what we are saying amongst ourselves.

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Outstanding. What I mean by that is that he has been able to do the work of a first class exegete, yet make it understandable to a wide audience. As I train my theological students in the prophets of the Bible I will send them to this book immediately.

John D. Currid, Carl McMurray Professor of Old Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary

With Allan Harman's Isaiah before me, I know what the saying means that ‘even a cat can look at the queen!’ His work has made me wish wholeheartedly that I could start all over again. The detailed interpretative work is superb, and Harman's defense of the unity of Isaiah is robust (to say the least), and, in my view, unanswerable. I thrill to a commentator whose prime aim is to understand and explain the Hebrew Text, not just to distil the opinions of others. Thank God for this book—and its author.

Alec Motyer, former principal, Trinity College, Bristol, England

  • Title: Isaiah: A Covenant to Be Kept for the Sake of the Church
  • Author: Allan M. Harman
  • Series: Focus on the Bible Commentary
  • Publisher: Christian Focus
  • Print Publication Date: 2005
  • Logos Release Date: 2011
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. O.T. Isaiah › Commentaries
  • ISBN: 9781845500535
  • Resource ID: LLS:FOBC23IS
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2021-01-14T23:07:26Z

In the Logos edition, this digital volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English Bible translations, and important terms link to a wealth of other resources in your digital library, including tools for original languages, dictionaries, encyclopedias, commentaries, and theology texts. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Allan Macdonald Harman (born 7 June 1936) is an Australian Presbyterian theologian and Old Testament scholar. He has been described as a “well-known and highly regarded figure in Christian and especially evangelical circles within Australia and overseas.” Harman was born in Lismore, New South Wales and attended Taree High School and Sydney University. He then studied overseas, at the University of Edinburgh and Westminster Theological Seminary.


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  1. Henrik Holben

    Henrik Holben


    What tremendous profound insight from Allan Harman within this Focus on Bible commentary on Isaiah. Brief, yet deep and concise, lucid and clear, perfectly right-on within each section. What a pleasure to have this valuable great bible study resource on Isaiah from Christian Focus.

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