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Niv Application Commentary Isaiah

July 31, 2003 | Hardcover
ISBN: 9780310206132
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Description

A unique commentary that explores each passage from three vital perspectives: original meaning, bridging context, contemporary significance.Isaiah wrestles with the realities of people who are not convicted by the truth but actually hardened by it, and with a God whose actions sometimes seem unintelligible, or even worse, appears to be absent. Yet Isaiah penetrates beyond these experiences to an even greater reality. Isaiah sees GodÆs rule over history and his capacity to take the worst of human actions and use it for good. He declares the truth that even in the darkest hours, the Holy One of Israel is infinitely trustworthy.

About this Author

Dr. John N. Oswalt (PhD, Brandeis University) is Visiting Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He is the author of numerous articles and several books, including the two-volume commentary on Isaiah in the New International Commentary on the Old Testament series and Called to be Holy: A Biblical Perspective.

ISBN: 9780310206132
Format: Hardcover
Series: The NIV Application Commentary
Pages: 736
Publisher: Zondervan
Published: 2003-07-31

Reviews

"At a time when many pastors are deeply in need of inspiration and encouragement, these volumes... would be a good investment for congregations, even if it means adding a line to the annual budget."

"Here at last is a commentary which is not only academically well informed but which helps that commentary reader hear God's Word and consider its implications; scholarship in service of the Church."

"If you want to avoid hanging applicational elephants from interpretational threads, then the NIV Application Commentary is for you! This series excels at both original meaning and contemporary significance. I support it one hundred percent."

"It is encouraging to find a commentary that is not only biblically trustworthy but also contemporary in its application. The NIV Application Commentary series will prove to be a helpful tool in the pastor's sermon preparation. I use it and recommend it."

"It takes more than interpretation of God's Word to change lives, it takes application. Application is the bottom line in preaching and teaching. Without it, we've missed the point of the Bible. The NIV Application Commentary is an outstanding resource for pastors and anyone else who is serious about developing 'doers of the Word.'"

"The NIV Application Commentary builds bridges that make the Bible come alive with meaning for contemporary life--and the series do so concisely, clearly, and accurately. No wasted words or academic detours--just solid help and practical truth."

"The NIV Application Commentary dares to go where few scholars have gone before---into the real world of biblical application faced by pastor and teachers every day. This is everything a good commentary series should be."

"The NIV Application Commentary is a magnificent gift to the church!"

"The NIV Application Commentary meets the urgent need for an exhaustive and authoritative commentary based on the New International Version. This series will soon be found in libraries and studies throughout the entire evangelical community."

"The NIV Application Commentary series doesn't fool around: It gets right down to business, bringing this ancient and powerful Word of God into the present so that it can be heard and delivered with all the freshness of a new day, with all the immediacy of a friend's embrace."

"The NIV Application Commentary series helps pastors and other Bible teachers with one of the most neglected elements of good preaching---accurate, useful application. Most commentaries tell you a few things that are helpful and much that you do not need to know. By dealing with the original meaning and contemporary significance of each passage, the NIV Application Commentary series promises to be helpful all the way around."

"The NIV Application Commentary series promises to be of great service to all who preach and teach the Word of God."

"The NIV Application Commentary series will be a great help for readers who want to understand what the Bible means, how it applies, and what they should do in response."

"This series promises to become an indispensable tool for every pastor and teacher who seeks to make the Bible's timeless message speak to this generation."

"This is the pulpit commentary for the 21st Century"

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