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J. Alec Motyer, a lifelong Isaiah scholar, provides a lucid and insightful exposition of the book of Isaiah. Identifying three messianic portraits: the King, the Servant and the Anointed Conqueror, Motyer challenges traditional divisions of this compelling Old Testament book of prophecy.
Paperback, 416 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by InterVarsity Press (first published April 16th 1999)
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Ben Zornes
Motyer's commentary on Isaiah was marvelous. Commentaries, at least in some circles, often carry a negative connotation. And, to be fair, there are some commentaries out there that fit the caricature of a stale & lifeless outline of the mere words of Scripture.
Motyer, however, overwhelmingly soars with an aim to exalt the heart of the text of Isaiah: a coming King, a promised Servant, an Anointed One. He was indeed very exact and thorough in his overview of this wonderful section of Scriptur
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This was not the commentary I was hoping for, but I still gave it 4 stars because it wasn't the commentary's fault. I had wanted a more devotional commentary that I could read alongside reading the Isaiah. This one was pretty terse and seemed better suited as a reference guide than as a book to read from start to finish. Still, the commentary seemed sound and was helpful in explaining things. A few things were beautifully stated and there are a number of stars and a good amount of underlining in ...more
okay, so I didn't read ALL of it, but I read enough to recognize that this is a good reference for anyone who is studying the book of Isaiah. The introduction is solid, and the major sections each have their own introductions followed by detailed explanations of each paragraph in the text. I'll be sure to refer to it every time I am working in Isaiah, and I would recommend it to anyone else who wants to do a little more in depth study as well. Motyer pulls out nuances from the original language ...more
Jeff Noble
Isaiah: An Introduction and Commentary (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries) by J. A. Motyer/ Alec Motyer (?)
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J. Alec Motyer (M.A., B.D., D.D.) was formerly principal of Trinity College in Bristol, England. He has extensive experience in parish ministry and is well known as a Bible expositor. He is author of The Prophecy of Isaiah, and he is Old Testament editor of IVP's commentary series, The Bible Speaks Today. He has written several volumes in that series.
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