Study the epic story of the prophet Isaiah and his dealings with Israel and other nations with John Watts. From the opening covenantal indictment to the messianic proclamations in chapters 55–66, Watts explores the complex historical background, textual difficulties, interpretive issues, and source theories for the book Isaiah. One of the most detailed commentaries ever produced on Isaiah, Watts’ work is a standard text for students of Isaiah.
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This is the original edition of John Watt’s much-demanded commentary on Isaiah. For the most updated edition, check out Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 24: Isaiah 1–33.
John D.W. Watts was president and professor of Old Testament at the Baptist Theological Seminary, Ruschlikon, Switzerland. He also served as professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author of Studying the Book of Amos, Obadiah: A Critical Exegetical Commentary, and The Books of Joel, Obadiah, Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah.