The Book of Isaiah, 3 Volumes   -     By: Edward J. Young
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The Book of Isaiah, 3 Volumes

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 1972 / Paperback

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Young's classic 3-volume commentary engages in a line-by-line exegesis of the Book of Isaiah, setting interpretation firmly in the context of Isaiah's archaeological, cultural, and intellectual background. Young's conclusions are theologically conservative, and though he believes Isaiah to be a unified, single-author book, he respectfully interacts with opposing views. Includes bibliographies and indexes. Volume 1 covers chapters 1-18; Volume 2 looks at chapters 19-39; Volume 3 surveys chapters 40-66.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 1752
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 1972
Dimensions: 5.25 X 8.5 X 1.25 ea (inches)
ISBN: 0802805957
ISBN-13: 9780802805959
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  1. Ed Venable
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great books for the value
    January 20, 2014
    Ed Venable
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Books provide excellent background information in addition to the conservative exposition of the Bible. Great resource for pastors, Sunday school teachers, or laymen wanting to better understand the teachings of Isaiah.
  2. james
    Montreal
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Good purchase
    November 22, 2013
    james
    Montreal
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I will recommend this book to any theologian, pastors, teachers of the Bible.
  3. Ol Man
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    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Simple commentary
    November 1, 2013
    Ol Man
    Broken Arrow
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    Gender: male
    Quality: 3
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 3
    Good basic commentary, an easy read. However, I was looking for a bit more commentary but not quite as much as in Oswalt's commentary.
  4. Neil
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    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Too wordy and often misses the bulls eye
    May 25, 2013
    Neil
    Safford, AZ
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    Quality: 3
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 2
    I appreciate the textual footnotes. He uses just enough to maintain relevance.

    In these books, Young tends to charge into personal/social application or prophetic prediction without looking into what personal/social issues were being addressed by the writer of Isaiah in his historical context. Young will often start down that road and I'll ask myself, "Why is Young on this? I don't even know what Isaiah ment by it - and Young is talking modern politics!" After I notice the logical disjunct, Young will go on for four or six pages elaborating on his (what I see to be a) wrong turn. It's not very helpful as a resource to consult first. I'm finding that in my studies of Isaiah I am consulting many other resources before going to Young (if I still have time for him). If you are looking for a commentator to spend some extended time with, consider the "NIV Application Commentary on Isaiah" by Oswalt. I often disagree with his approach too; but when I do, Oswalt's elaborations don't go on for pages and pages.
  5. hope is here
    St. Petersburg, FL
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    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Great set for the advanced learner.
    April 18, 2013
    hope is here
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    These books are well written, but require the reader to have an understanding of English grammar. If you are willing to advance your grammar skills this is a must have. The author is well versed in other persons interpretations and gives sound reasons for agreeing or disagreeing with them. Anyone who wants an indepth perspective of the richness of Isaiah this set is for you. I'm grateful to have acquired this work at such a great price!
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