Isaiah 40-55 Vol 1 (ICC)
A Critical and Exegetical Commentary
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For over one hundred 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.
2006 Bible and Bible Refrences January 2006 Book of the Month Isaiah 40-55 is unusually challenging on both the macro and micro levels. To combine literary sensibilities with traditional textual and historical methods is challenging as well. These informative, careful, and copiously researched volumes respectably fill a long-felt gap and will surely be sought as important reference works in the study of Isaiah for decades to come. -- Patricia K. Tull Interpretation "One of the latest additions to the eminent International Critical Commentary series is this joint production of J. Goldingay and D. Payne. In the preface (pp.ix-x), the authors lay out briefly the long history of the ICC's delay in publishing a complete commentary on the book of Isaiah, and describe the process with which they worked: Payne is primarily responsible for the textual and philological notes, while Goldingay produced the bulk of the explicitly exegetical work and the lengthy introduction... The two authors have succeeded, independently in their respective tasks and jointly through their interaction, in producing a detailed and ultimately quite judicious commentary on the sixteen chapters of the book of Isaiah normally taken to be a literary unit within this corpus... In form and content these two volumes are a fitting addition to the ICC, and - along with H.G.M. Williamson's recently appeared volume on chapters 1-27 - are sure to provide a solid foundation for planned volumes on the remaining chapters." -- Jeremy M. Hutton, Princeton Theological Seminary, Hebrew Studies 50 (2009) -- Jeremy M. Hutton, Princeton Theological Seminary 'ICC has been the supreme English language Bible commentary series throughout the twentieth century, and the recent additions to it...maintain its reputation as the commentary of choice, the first volume to be pulled from the shelf when a really tricky issue of exegesis or exposition is involved or an authoritative survey of historical and recent scholarly interpretation is sought on any particular passage.' -- Professor James Dunn, University of Durham Blurb from reviewer