Dr. Watts has revisited this work he produced almost twenty years ago, updating it in light of current scholarship. He continues to hold to the unity of Isaiah, rather than ascribing it to two or three composers or schools, even though the work ranges over three crucial centuries of Israel's history.
In this second WBC volume on Isaiah, he continues to focus on the central figure of Yahweh and to examine the changing roles played by Israel, Jerusalem, Assyria, Babylon, and Persia. He carefully examines the language, form, theological content, and scriptural parallels of the book.
The Word Biblical Commentary series provides an exceptional resource for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.
This is the second edition of John Watt’s much-demanded commentary. For the original, first edition, check out Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 25: Isaiah 34–66.
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.