Hugh Williamson’s Isaiah 1–5 is the first of three volumes in a important new commentary on Isaiah 1–27. For over 100 years International Critical Commentaries have had a special place among works on the Bible. They bring together all the relevant aids to exegesis—linguistic, textual, archaeological, historical, literary, and theological—to help the reader understand the meaning of the books of the Old and New Testaments. The new commentaries continue this tradition. All new evidence now available is incorporated and new methods of study are applied. The authors are of the highest international standing. No attempt has been made to secure a uniform theological or critical approach to the biblical text: contributors have been invited for their scholarly distinction, not for their adherence to any one school of thought.
For over one hundred years, the International Critical Commentary series has held a special place among works on the Bible. It has sought to bring together all the relevant aids to exegesis—linguistic and textual no less than archaeological, historical, literary and theological—with a level of comprehension and quality of scholarship unmatched by any other series.
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“So far, then, we have determined that the passage is made up of two clearly marked sections, vv. 6–9 and 10–19. The next question has to be whether they were related from the start or whether their juxtaposition is in some sense redactional. Here again, the choice of starting point for analysis may predetermine the outcome.” (Page 208)
“conclusion so far is that we simply cannot say for certain when or by whom this passage was composed” (Page 29)
“the introductory questions which a critical commentary on many parts of the book must face” (Page 7)
“Consequently, a major role of commentary writing is historical reconstruction.” (Page 7)
“inappropriate accumulation of landed wealth by a privileged minority,13” (Page 351)