Isaiah

Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries

Volume 20

by J. Alec Motyer

Isaiah
paperback
  • Length: 461 pages
  • Published: July 10, 2009
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  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-4220-9
  • Item Code: 4220
  • Case Quantity: 20

The book of Isaiah is perhaps the most compelling of all Old Testament prophecy. No other prophet rivals Isaiah's brilliance of style, powerful imagery and clear vision of the messianic hope.

Isaiah's prophetic ministry begins with his temple vision and calling: "I heard the voice of the Lord saying, 'Whom shall I send?'" Through a series of oracles Isaiah calls Israel and the nations to turn to the Lord, for judgment is coming. He announces that redemption is found in the Davidic Servant alone. Finally, in the "day of vengeance and the year of redemption" the Anointed Conqueror will punish rebellious peoples, comfort the contrite and reestablish the glory of Zion.

J. Alec Motyer, author of the unparalleled one-volume commentary The Prophecy of Isaiah, now provides the long-awaited final volume in the Tyndale Old Testament Commentary Series. Unlike many Isaiah commentators who divide the book between chapters 1-39 and 40-66, Motyer instead identifies three messianic portraits: the King (Isaiah 1-37), the Servant (Isaiah 38-55), and the Anointed Conqueror (Isaiah 56-66). This volume provides Motyer's lucid exposition on these three portraits, examining Isaiah with insightful and probing passage-by-passage commentary.

All who study the text of Isaiah will find here expert scholarship and solid footing for unraveling difficult issues of exegesis and interpretation.

The original, unrevised text of this volume has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the new cover design for the series.

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CONTENTS

General Preface

Author's Preface

Chief Abbreviations

Notes

Further Reading

Introduction
Isaiah's Message
Isaiah 1--5
Isaiah 6--12
Isaiah 13--27
Isaiah 28--37
Isaiah 38--55
Isaiah 56--66
Isaiah's Thought
History and Faith
Faith Waiting
Isaiah's Book
Recovery of Unity
Models of Growth
Arguments and Evaluations
An "Isaiah" Scenario
Text
Isaiah and the New Testament

Analysis

Commentary

Additional Notes

The Term "Virgin" in Isaiah 7:14
The "Intrusive" Narrative at Isaiah 38:21-22
The Prediction of Cyrus in 44:28

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J. Alec Motyer (1924–2016) was a renowned Old Testament pastor and scholar. With extensive experience in parish ministry, he was principal of Trinity College in Bristol, England, and was well known as a Bible expositor. His books include The Prophecy of Isaiah, and he was the Old Testament editor of The Bible Speaks Today commentary series.

Read about his legacy in this article in memoriam from the Gospel Coalition.

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