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The Catholic Study Bible A special version of the New American Bible, with a wealth of background information useful to Catholics.

Further Reading

First Isaiah

Barton, John. Isaiah 1–39. Old Testament Reading Guide. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1995. Well balanced, clearly written introduction; it is not a commentary.

Blenkinsopp, Joseph. Isaiah 1–39; Isaiah 40–55; Isaiah 56–66. Anchor Bible 19; 19A; 19B. New York: Doubleday, 2000, 2001, 2002. It is an advantage to have a major commentary on all sixty‐six chapters from one scholar. The book is up to date and very well done. For advanced students.

Boadt, Lawrence. “Re‐examining a Pre‐exilic Redaction of Isaiah.” In Imagery and Imagination in Biblical Literature: Essays in Honor of Aloysius Fitzgerald. Catholic Biblical Quarterly Monograph Series 32: 169–70. Washington, DC: Catholic Biblical Association, 2001. Argues for editorial unity in chapters 1 through 39 .

Brueggemann, Walter. Isaiah 1–39. Westminster Bible Companion. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1998. Canonical approach, written with lay Christians in mind.

Childs, Brevard S. Isaiah. Old Testament Library. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2001. Written from a canonical perspective that stresses the book as Scripture.

Clements, R. E. Isaiah 1–39. New Century Bible Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1980. Clear and balanced commentary.

Collins, John J. Isaiah. Collegeville Bible Commentary 13. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1986. Succinct, competent, a popular explanation.

Goldingay, John. Isaiah. New International Biblical Commentary. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2001. Concerned with showing the coherence of Isaiah for a wide readership. Suitable for pastors and students.

Jensen, Joseph, O.S.B. Isaiah 1–39. Old Testament Message 9. Wilmington, DE: Michael Glazier, 1984. Excellent commentary, combining exact scholarship and theological analysis.

Schmitt, John J. Isaiah and His Interpreters. New York: Paulist Press, 1986. A helpful and readable survey of the scholarship on Isaiah.

Seitz, Christopher R. Isaiah 1–39. Interpretation. Louisville: John Knox, 1993. Largely concerned with the coherence and structure of the book.

———. The Book of Isaiah 40–66. The New Interpreter's Bible 1, 307–552. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2001. Concerned with theological themes and biblical theology.

Tucker, Gene M. The Book of Isaiah 1–39. New Interpreter's Bible 1, 25–305. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2001. Thorough and well balanced, with a strong interest in pastoral application.

Wildberger, Hans. Isaiah 1–12; Isaiah 13–27; Isaiah 28–39. Continental Commentary. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1991, 1997, 2002. The most detailed commentary on First Isaiah. Recommended for advanced students and scholars.

Second and Third Isaiah

Baltzer, Klaus. Deutero‐Isaiah. Hermeneia. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2001. Baltzer assumes throughout that the book reflects a drama, an assumption that limits the usefulness of the volume.

Blenkinsopp, Joseph. Isaiah 40–55; Isaiah 56–66; Anchor Bible 19A; 19B. See comments above.

Clifford, Richard J. Fair Spoken and Persuading. New York: Paulist Press, 1984. Studies the literary and theological side of the chapters.

Scullion, John. Isaiah 40–66. Old Testament Message 12. Wilmington, DE: Michael Glazier, 1982.

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