The NIV Application Commentary
John N. Oswalt
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  • 9780310132370
  • Digital Enhanced Edition
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  • August 11, 2003

  • Old Testament, Biblical Studies

About the Authors

John N. Oswalt

John N. Oswalt

PhD, Brandeis University

John N. Oswalt 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.


The NIV Application Commentary helps you communicate and apply biblical text effectively in today's context.

To bring the ancient messages of the Bible into today's world, each passage is treated in three sections:

  • Original Meaning. Concise exegesis to help readers understand the original meaning of the biblical text in its historical, literary, and cultural context.
  • Bridging Contexts. A bridge between the world of the Bible and the world of today, built by discerning what is timeless in the timely pages of the Bible.
  • Contemporary Significance. This section identifies comparable situations to those faced in the Bible and explores relevant application of the biblical messages. The author alerts the readers of problems they may encounter when seeking to apply the passage and helps them think through the issues involved.

This unique, award-winning commentary is the ideal resource for today's preachers, teachers, and serious students of the Bible, giving them the tools, ideas, and insights they need to communicate God's Word with the same powerful impact it had when it was first written.

The Isaiah commentary, by Old Testament scholar John Oswalt, leads you through the book of Isaiah in engaging and challenging units. Each unit helps bring the meaning of Isaiah into the twenty-first century. As Oswalt works his way through the book passage-by-passage, he comments on the text itself and then explores issues in Israel’s culture and in ours that help us understand the meaning of each passage.

Table of Contents

  • Series Introduction

  • General Editor’s Preface

  • Author’s Preface

  • Abbreviations

  • Introduction

  • Outline of Isaiah

  • Select Bibliography

  • Text and Commentary on Isaiah

  • Scripture Index

  • Subject Index


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