The Prophecy of Isaiah

J. Alec Motyer

The Prophecy of Isaiah
The Prophecy of Isaiah

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4.71428571428571 out of 5 based on 7 user ratings
Graham Ware May 6, 2015 5 5
Writing a single volume commentary on Isaiah and doing it well is an unenviable task. Motyer has pulled it off well. He balances detail with readability well. You don't feel like he's passing over anything important, but it isn't hampered by every minute piece of data. This is a commendable volume, useful for people at varying levels of formal training (though targeted, it seems, more for those with at least some training; pastors and college or seminary students).
The best commentary on Isaiah, hands down, is Motyer's stand alone volume published by InterVarsity Press. It is semi-technical, so those who are not trained in the biblical languages may find some sections more difficult than others, but the wealth of exegetical insight is worth the effort. For those who would like to gain the benefits of Motyer's work without the technicalities, he has also contributed the volume on Isaiah to the Tyndale series. This smaller volume is not simply a summary of the larger work. Motyer went back to the text, and this smaller volume contains many helpful insights not found in the larger work. [Full Review]
Jim Rosscup September 20, 2008 5 5
Derek Thomas September 19, 2008 5 5
A heavier and more detailed study than his commentary in the TOTC.
Dave Bissett September 17, 2008 5 5
This would be my choice for a lean and useful technical commentary. It is in the top three on Isaiah. There is depth of insight and evenness in style here that is not often found in today's market (last 2 decades).
Attention to textual details within the literary structure of the book. Evangelical. [Full Review]
Denver Seminary Journal June 16, 2008 4 5
Attention to textual details within the literary structure of the book. Evangelical. [Full Review]

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