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Best Bible Commentaries on Isaiah

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Isaiah (NIVAC) by John N. Oswalt

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Accolades

  • Tremper Longman: 5 out 5 stars, "commendable scholarly study...[Oswalt] is a sensitive exegete but also a sensitive pastor"

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  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
Isaiah 1-39 and 40–66 (NICOT) by John N. Oswalt

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Accolades

  • Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on Isaiah
  • Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, "solidly conservative and well researched"
  • Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on Isaiah, "The completion of John Oswalt’s commentary on Isaiah in 1998 was a major blessing to the Christian church...It should be on the desk of every student of the Old Testament."

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  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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Isaiah (TOTC) by J. Alec Motyer

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  • Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, "accessible to laypeople"

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  • Any Christian seeking devotional aides
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The Prophecy of Isaiah by J. Alec Motyer

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Accolades

  • Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, "thoroughly researched and thought-out...the best of a conservative evangelical approach"
  • Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on Isaiah, "The best commentary on Isaiah, hands down, is Motyer’s stand alone volume published by InterVarsity Press."

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  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
  • Pastors/preachers seeking application help
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The Message of Isaiah (BST) by Barry G. Webb

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  • Keith Mathison: #5 ranked commentary on Isaiah, "offers very illuminating insight into the text"

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  • Any Christian seeking devotional aides
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Isaiah 1-39 and 40-66 (NAC) by Gary V. Smith

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The Book of Isaiah (three volumes) by Edward J. Young

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Accolades

  • Tremper Longman: "well worth the money...takes a conservative approach"
  • Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on Isaiah, "[Young's] massive three-volume commentary on Isaiah is something of a modern classic among Reformed students of Scripture...There is much of value in these volumes."

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  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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Isaiah 1-39 (ESC) by John L MacKay

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Accolades

  • Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on Isaiah, "Mackay works through each section of the book, verse by verse, and concludes with practical reflections."

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  • Any Christian seeking devotional aides
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Isaiah (OTL) by Brevard S. Childs

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Accolades

  • Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, "well worth getting"

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  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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Isaiah (Preaching the Word) by Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.

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Proverbs–Isaiah (REBC) by Geoffrey Grogan

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Accolades

  • Tremper Longman: 4.5 out of 5 stars, "one of the best short commentaries on the prophet Isaiah...adept at bringing out the theological meaning of the book"

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Exalting Jesus in Isaiah (CCEC) by Andrew M. Davis

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Isaiah (UBCS) by John Goldingay

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Accolades

  • Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, "very readable and insightful interpretation...important commentary"

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  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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Isaiah 1-39 and 40-66 (Interpretation) by Paul D. Hanson

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  • Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, "fine theological analysis"

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Isaiah (HOTC) by Trent C. Butler

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Isaiah (two volumes; Interpretation) by Christopher R. Seitz

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Accolades

  • Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, "very readable commentary"

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  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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Isaiah (two volumes; FOTL) by Marvin A. Sweeney

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  • Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, "an excellent piece of work"

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  • Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
  • Scholars/professors doing research
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Isaiah (two volumes; OTL) by Claus Westermann

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Accolades

  • Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, "this commentary should not be ignored because of its critical basis"

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Isaiah (four volumes; Continental) by Hans Wildberger

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Accolades

  • Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, "covers most of the main avenues of research"

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  • Any Christian seeking Bible study aides
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Isaiah 1-35 and 36-66 (Thru the Bible) by J. Vernon McGee

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  • Any Christian seeking devotional aides
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Isaiah 1-39 and 40-66 (TPC) by David L. McKenna

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