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Isaiah J. Gordon McConville BAKER COMMENTARY ON THE OLD TESTAMENT: PROPHETIC BOOKS Mark J. Boda and J. Gordon McConville, series editors The book of Isaiah has been regarded from the earliest Christian period as a key part of the Old Testament’s witness to Jesus Christ. This commentary by Old Testament scholar J. Gordon McConville draws on the best of biblical scholarship as well as the Christian tradition to offer a substantive and useful commentary on Isaiah. This volume is the second in a new series on the Prophets. Antici- pated future volumes include Lissa M. Wray Beal on Jeremiah and Mark J. Boda on Lamentations. “Having plowed my way through many Isaiah commentaries, both critical and devotional, I am struck by the rare balance that McConville manages to maintain, addressing the complex litera- ture of Isaiah with clarity and pastoral sensitivity. This is now my recommended commentary for seminary students.” —J. RICHARD MIDDLETON, Northeastern Seminary, Roberts Wesleyan College “McConville has achieved that rarity of a commentary that is at once learned and highly readable.” —KATHARINE J. DELL, University of Cambridge “Readers of a commentary on Isaiah may hope that it will help them grasp the book of Isaiah as a whole, the way different parts relate to different contexts, the theological significance of these different parts, how Isaiah looks when read in light of the New Testament, what we might learn from modern study of it, and the actual meaning of individual chapters. McConville gives sensible and illuminating answers to all these questions.” —JOHN GOLDINGAY, Fuller Theological Seminary (emeritus) “A book as complex and rich as Isaiah requires an informed, seasoned commentator. McConville is that. This is Old Testament scholarship at its most useful.” —M. DANIEL CARROLL R., Wheaton College and Graduate School “McConville’s commentary offers a rich tapestry of theological insights on one of the Bible’s best-loved, most-influential books.” —STEPHEN B. CHAPMAN, Duke University “A magisterial commentary on Isaiah. With judicious comments throughout and fresh theological interpretation, this is a must-have resource that will inform scholar, student, and minister. Highly recommended!” —HEATH A. THOMAS, Oklahoma Baptist University “McConville demonstrates the perception and ingenuity of a scholar at the height of his craft. This commentary is a gift to anyone who seeks to understand Isaiah’s prophetic witness, both to its original audience and to the church today.” —AUBREY E. BUSTER, Wheaton College

APRIL 2023 • 800 pp. • cloth • $64.99 • 9780801030949

J. Gordon McConville (PhD, Queen’s University, Belfast) is Professor Emeritus of Old Testament Theology at the University of Glouces- tershire. He previously taught at Trinity College, Bristol, and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. McConville has written or edited many books, including Being Human in God’s World , Dictionary of the Old Testament: Prophets , and commentaries on Deuteronomy, Joshua, 1 and 2 Chronicles, and Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther.

ALSO IN THE SERIES HOSEA–MICAH 9780801030765 • $54.99c


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