Isaiah wrestles with the realities of people who aren’t convicted by the truth but actually hardened by it, as well as with a God whose actions sometimes seem unintelligible, or even worse, absent. Yet Isaiah penetrates beyond these experiences to an even greater reality. Isaiah sees God’s rule over history and his capacity to take the worst of human actions and use it for good. He declares the truth that, even in the darkest hours, the Holy One of Israel is infinitely trustworthy.
The tools, ideas, and insights contained in this volume will help preachers communicate God’s Word and understand the Gospel in the context of contemporary culture, and the exegetical, literary, and grammatical summaries will benefit scholars and students of the Bible. What’s more, with Logos, Scripture passages are linked to Greek and Hebrew texts, along with English translations, and the powerful search tools provide instant access to the information you need for research projects, sermon preparation, and personal study.
- Treats all the elements of traditional exegesis
- Compares the original context and the contemporary context
- Engages contemporary life and culture
Praise for the Print Edition
This is the pulpit commentary for the twenty-first century.
—George K. Brushaber, president, Bethel College and Seminary
The NIV Application Commentary meets the urgent need for an exhaustive and authoritative commentary based on the New International Version. This series will soon be found in libraries and studies throughout the evangelical community.
—James Kennedy, Senior Minister, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church
It is encouraging to find a commentary that is not only biblically trustworthy but also contemporary in its application. The NIV Application Commentary will prove to be a helpful tool in the pastor’s sermon preparation. I use it and recommend it.
—Charles F. Stanley, pastor, First Baptist Church of Atlanta
- Title: NIV Application Commentary: Isaiah
- Author: John N. Oswalt
- Series: NIV Application Commentary: Old Testament (NIVAC)
- Publisher: Zondervan
- Publication Date: 2003
- Pages: 736
About John N. Oswalt
John N. Oswalt is a research professor of Old Testament at Wesley Biblical Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. He is the author of numerous articles and several books, including Called to be Holy: A Biblical Perspective.