Item description for Isaiah (New International Biblical Comme #13) by John Goldingay...
Overview What happens when Isaiah agrees to be Yahweh's messenger---to speak and act on his behalf and with his authority? John Goldingay's insightful commentary unfolds the voices and messages of Isaiah's prophetic experience, probing his thoughts about God's people and the relationship between the vision and reality. Offering the best in contemporary scholarship, the New International Biblical Commentary is ideal for general readers and serious students alike.
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Studio: Hendrickson Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.46" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.98" Weight: 1.24 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2001
Publisher Hendrickson Publishers
Series New International Biblical Comme
Series Number 13
ISBN 1565632230 ISBN13 9781565632233
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More About John Goldingay
John Goldingay (PhD, University of Nottingham) is David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He is ordained in the Episcopal Church and is the author of numerous books, including "Old Testament Theology", volumes 1-3, as well as commentaries on Daniel, Isaiah, the Psalms, and (with Pamela Scalise) the Minor Prophets.
John E. Goldingay (born 20 June 1942 in Birmingham) obtained a B.A. at the University of Oxford and a PhD at the University of Nottingham. He also has a Doctor of Divinity Lambeth degree.
Goldingay was Principal and a Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at St John's College, Nottingham. He went to Fuller Theological Seminary in 1997, where he is now David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament. He is also an associate pastor at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Pasadena.
Goldingay was married to Ann, who died on June 28, 2009, and has two sons.
John Goldingay has published or released items in the following series...
International Critical Commentary
New International Biblical Commentary: Old Testament
This is a great, one volume commentary on Isaiah. You will need your bible handy, as Scripture is not quoted, but is referenced.
Great Value for the Price Nov 15, 2006
Have you noticed how expensive John Goldingay's more technical studies of Isaiah can be? My goodness, who is going to spend $170 on a two volume exegesis of Isaiah 40-55? I'd love to have it, but even a bibliophile like me has certain principles!
All kidding and kvetching aside, this more modest volume gives you a little sampling of how Goldingay sees the book of Isaiah. He does a nice job of showing how Isaiah's vision of God's righteous kingdom shows up everywhere, and how certain passages evoke other texts within Isaiah and in the psalter.
On the other hand, there is not a lot of meat on the bones when it comes to the discussion of individual verses. There is a nice discussion of the more infamous passages in Isaiah (52:13-53:12, for instance). The bottom line is that this is the book to get before you spend your retirement monies on the other, more substantial volumes.
This is not the best single volume commentary on Isaiah (I like Brevard Childs and J. Alec Motyer more), but it is a reliable and pastor friendly book. Recommended.