- A thorough, verse-by-verse analysis
- Insightful and technical aimed at the serious Bible scholar
- Great for the pastor or serious Bible student
- Vast in scope, eventually to total 42 volumes
- Over 40 scholars worked on the complete set
Examining the words of admonition, rebuke, hope and faith within Isaiah and relating those themes to today, Gary V. Smith offers this commentary on the first half of Isaiah. Using the text, he encourages believers today as individuals and as a community to humble themselves, and put full trust in God. Smith reflects a high regard for scriptural integrity, and takes into account current scholarship while emphasizing Isaiah's overall unity.
The New American Commentary Series
In development for over a decade, The New American Commentary series is for those who have been seeking a commentary that honors the Scriptures, represents the finest in contemporary evangelical scholarship and lends itself to the practical work of preaching and teaching. This comprehensive series serves as a minister's friend and a Bible student's guide.
The New American Commentary is based on the inerrancy of Scripture, focuses on the intrinsic theological and exegetical concerns of each Biblical book, and engages the range of issues raised in contemporary Biblical scholarship. Drawing on the skills and insight of over forty Bible scholars, the New American Commentary brings together scholarship and piety to produce a tool that enhances and supports the life of the church.
About the Author
Gary V. Smith, Ph.D., Dropsie College; B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, is Professor of Christian Studies at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He has worked as a translator on four Bible translation teams.
The New American Commentary is nothing short of excellent. The scholarship is superb and up-to-date. The format is fresh and is totally given to a revealing of the meaning of the text. No stone seems to be left unturned. Both exegetically and homiletically, pastors will find a veritable gold mine of information. I believe this series will set the standard for years to come.