Biblical Bibliographies
Charles Conroy [www.cjconroy.net]



Commentaries on the Book of Isaiah


The commentaries in the following five groups have been selected (with few exceptions) from those published in the last fifty years.


I.    Chapters 1–66

Alonso Schökel, L. – J. L. Sicre Diaz, Profetas. Introducciones y comentario. 2 vol. (Nueva Biblia Española, Comentario; Madrid: Ediciones Cristiandad, 1980) I.91-395; = I Profeti (Roma: Borla, 1984).

Baker, D. W., Isaiah (Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary; Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2013). [not an exegetical commentary]

Blenkinsopp, J., Isaiah 1–39; Isaiah 40–55; Isaiah 56–66 (AB 19, 19A, 19B; New York: Doubleday, 2000 / 2002 / 2003).

Brueggemann, W., Isaiah, 1: Chapters 1–39; Isaiah, 2: Chapters 40–66. 2 vols. (Westminster Bible Companion; Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 1998).

Childs, B. S., Isaiah (OTL; Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, ©2001); = Isaia (Commentari biblici; Brescia: Queriniana, 2005).

Duhm, B., Das Buch Jesaia (HKAT III/1; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1892, 21902, 31914, 41922). Reprint with the addition of a biographical note on the author by W. Baumgartner: Duhm, B., Das Buch Jesaia. Mit einem biographischen Geleitwort von Walter Baumgartner. 5. Aufl. (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1968).

Fohrer, G., Das Buch Jesaja. 3 Bd. (Zürcher Bibelkommentare, AT 19,1-3; Zürich: Theologischer Verlag, 1960/1962/1964).

Höffken, P., Das Buch Jesaja. 1. Kapitel 1–39. 2. Kapitel 40 - 66 (Neuer Stuttgarter Kommentar, AT 18/1-2; Stuttgart: Katholisches Bibelwerk, 1993 / 1998).

Kissane, E. J., The Book of Isaiah. Translated from a critically revised Hebrew text with commentary. Vol. I (I-XXXIX), Vol. II (XL-LXVI) (Dublin: Browne and Nolan / The Richview Press, I 1941 21960; II 1943).

McKenna, D. L., Isaiah. Vol.1: Chap. 1–39; Vol.2: Chap. 40–66 (The Communicator's Commentary. OT 16 A-B / Mastering the Old Testament, 16 A-B; Dallas, TX: Word Publishing, [1994]).

Mello, A., Isaia: introduzione, traduzione e commento (Nuova versione della Bibbia dai testi antichi, 10; Cinisello Balsamo [MI]: San Paolo, 2012).

Miscall, P. D., Isaiah (Readings, A New Biblical Commentary; Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1993). Second edition: [same title and series](Sheffield: Phoenix Press, 2006).

Motyer, J. A., The Prophecy of Isaiah (Leicester: Inter-Varsity Press, 1993). [An electronic edition is also available.]

Motyer, J. A., Isaiah: An Introduction and Commentary (The Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries; Leicester: Inter-Varsity Press, 1999); = A. Motyer, Isaia – Introduzione e commentario (Commentari all'Antico Testamento; Roma: Ed. GBU [Gruppi Biblici Universitari], 2002).

Ogden, G. S. – J. Sterk, A Handbook on Isaiah, I: Isaiah 1-39; II: Isaiah 40-66 (UBS Handbook Series; Reading: United Bible Societies, 2011). [2 vol. with continuous pagination]

Oswalt, J. N., The Book of Isaiah: Chapters 1–39 / Chapters 40–66. 2 vols. (NICOT; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1986 / 1998).

Oswalt, J. N., Isaiah: The NIV Application Commentary – From Biblical Text ... to Contemporary Life (NIV Application Commentary; Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2003).

Penna, A., Isaia (La Sacra Bibbia; Torino: Marietti, 1958).

Simian-Yofre, H., Isaías. Texto y Comentario (El Mensaje del Antiguo Testamento, 12; Madrid: Atenas / Salamanca: Sígueme / Estella [Navarra]: Verbo Divino, 1995).

Smith, G. V., Isaiah 1-39 (New American Commentary, 15A; Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing Group, 2007); Isaiah 40-66 (New American Commentary, 15B; Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing Group, 2009).

Watts, J. D. W., Isaiah 1–33 / Isaiah 34-66. 2 vols. Revised edition (WBC 24-25; Nashville, TN: Nelson Reference, 2005). [An electronic edition is also available.][First edition: Waco, Texas: Word Books, 1985 / 1987.]

II.    Chapters 1–39 (the whole section or parts of it)

Auvray, P., Isaïe 1–39 (Sources bibliques; Paris: Gabalda, 1972).

Beuken, W. A. M., Isaiah: Part II. Volume II: Isaiah 28–39 (HCOT; Leuven: Peeters, 2000).

Beuken, W. A. M., Jesaja 1–12. Unter Mitwirkung und in Übersetzung aus dem Niederländischen von Ulrich Berges (HTKAT; Freiburg: Herder, 2003).

Beuken, W. A. M., Jesaja 13–27. Unter Mitwirkung und in Übersetzung aus dem Niederländischen von Ulrich Berges und Andrea Spans (HTKAT; Freiburg: Herder, 2007).

Beuken, W. A. M., Jesaja 28–39. Unter Mitwirkung und in Übersetzung aus dem Niederländischen von Andrea Spans (HTKAT; Freiburg: Herder, 2010).

Clements, R. E., Isaiah 1–39 (New Century Bible Commentary; London: Marshall, Morgan & Scott / Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1980).

Hayes, J. H. – S. A. Irvine, Isaiah. The Eighth-Century Prophet. His Times and His Preaching (Nashville: Abingdon, 1987).

Jacob, E., Esaïe 1–12 (CAT 8a; Genève: Labor et Fides, 1987).

Kaiser, O., Das Buch des Propheten Jesaja. Kapitel 1–12 (ATD 17; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 51981); = Isaiah 1–12 (OTL; London: SCM, 21983); = Isaia. Vol. I: Capp. 1–12 (Antico Testamento, 17; Brescia: Paideia, 1998).

Kaiser, O., Das Buch des Propheten Jesaja. Kapitel 13–39 (ATD 18; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1973, 31983; = Isaiah 13–39 (OTL; London: SCM, 1974); = Isaia. Vol. II: Capp. 13–39 (Antico Testamento, 18; Brescia: Paideia, 2002).

Kilian, R., Jesaja I 1–12; II 13–39 (Die Neue Echter Bibel. Altes Testament, Lief. 17 / 32; Würzburg: Echter, 1986 / 1994).

Procksch, O., Jesaja I (KAT IX/1; Leipzig: Deichert, 1930).

Roberts, J. J. M., First Isaiah: A Commentary. Edited by P. Machinist (Hermeneia; Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 2015).

Schmid, K., Jesaja 1-23 (ZBK 19/1; Zürich: Theologischer Verlag, 2011).

Seitz, C. R., Isaiah 1-39 (Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching; Louisville, KY: Westminster / John Knox, 1993); = Isaia 1-39 (Strumenti 61; Torino: Claudiana, 2012)

Sweeney, M. A., Isaiah 1-39, with an Introduction to Prophetic Literature (FOTL 16; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1996).

Tucker, G. M., "The Book of Isaiah, Chapters 1–39", in L. E. Keck (gen. ed.), The New Interpreter's Bible. Vol. 6: Introduction to Prophetic Literature, the Book of Isaiah, the Book of Jeremiah, the Book of Baruch, the Letter of Jeremiah, the Book of Lamentations, the Book of Ezekiel (Nashville: Abingdon, 2001) 25-305.

Tull, P. K., Isaiah 1-39 (Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary, 14a; Macon, GA: Smyth & Helwys, 2010).

Wildberger, H., Jesaja. Kapitel 1–12. Kapitel 13–27. Kapitel 28-39 (BKAT X/1-3; Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 1972 / 1978 / 1982); = Isaiah 1–12. Isaiah 13–27. Isaiah 28-39 (Continental Commentaries; Minneapolis: Fortress, 1991 / 1997 / 2002).

Wildberger, H., Königsherrschaft Gottes. Jesaja 1–39. Bd. 1: Das Buch. Der Prophet Jesaja und seine Botschaft. Bd.2: Die Nachfahren des Propheten und ihre Verkündigung. Der Text (Kleine biblische Bibliothek: Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 1984).

Williamson, H. G. M., A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on Isaiah 1–27. Vol 1: Commentary on Isaiah 1–5 (ICC; London: T. & T. Clark International, 2006).

III.    Chapters 40–66

Bonnard, P. -E., Le Second Isaïe, son disciple et leurs éditeurs: Isaïe 40–66 (Études Bibliques; Paris: Gabalda, 1972).

Hanson, P. D., Isaiah 40–66 (Interpretation; Louisville, KY: John Knox, 1995); = Isaia 40–66. Commentario al Secondo e Terzo Isaia (Strumenti – Commentari, 29; Torino: Claudiana, 2006).

Kraus, H.-J., Das Evangelium der unbekannten Propheten: Jesaja 40–66 (Kleine biblische Bibliothek; Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 1990).

McKenzie, J. L., Second Isaiah (AB 20; Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1968).

Muilenburg, J., "Isaiah 40–66: Introduction and Exegesis", in The Interpreter's Bible, 5 (Nashville: Abingdon, 1956) 381-773 (together with Exposition by H. S. Coffin).

Paul, S. M., Isaiah 40–66: Introduction and Commentary [Hebrew]. 2 vol. (Mikra LeYisrael; Tel Aviv: Am Oved; Jerusalem: Hebrew University Magnes Press, 2008).

Paul, S. M., Isaiah 40-66: A Commentary (Eerdmans Critical Commentary; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2012).

Seitz, C. R., "The Book of Isaiah, Chapters 40–66", in L. E. Keck (gen. ed.), The New Interpreter's Bible. Vol. 6: Introduction to Prophetic Literature, the Book of Isaiah, the Book of Jeremiah, the Book of Baruch, the Letter of Jeremiah, the Book of Lamentations, the Book of Ezekiel (Nashville: Abingdon, 2001) 307-552.

Smart, J. D., History and Theology in Second Isaiah. A Commentary on Is. 35; 40–66 (Philadelphia: Westminster, 1965; London: Epworth Press, 1967).

Sweeney, M. A., Isaiah 40-66 (FOTL 17; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2016).

Thompson, M. E. W., Isaiah Chapters 40–66 (Epworth Commentaries; Petersborough; Epworth Press, 2001).

Torrey, C. C., The Second Isaiah. A New Interpretation (Edinburgh: Clark, 1928).

Volz, P., Jesaja II (KAT IX/2; Leipzig: Deichert, 1932; reprint Hildesheim: Olms, 1974).

Westermann, C., Das Buch Jesaja. Kapitel 40–66 (Das Alte Testament Deutsch, 19; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1966; 41981): = Isaiah 40–66 (OTL; London: SCM, 1969): = Isaia: capp. 40–66 (Antico Testamento 19; Brescia : Paideia, 1978).

Whybray, R. N., Isaiah 40–66 (New Century Bible; London: Marshall Morgan & Scott; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1975).

IV.    Chapters 40–55

Baltzer, K., Deutero-Jesaja (KAT 10/2; Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlagshaus, 1999); = Deutero-Isaiah (Hermeneia; Minneapolis: Fortress, 2001).

Berges, U., Jesaja 40–48 übersetzt und ausgelegt (HTKAT; Freiburg: Herder, 2008).

Berges, U., Jesaja 49-54 übersetzt und ausgelegt (HTKAT; Freiburg: Herder, 2015).

Beuken, W. A. M., Jesaja. Deel II A / Deel II B (De Prediking van het Oude Testament; Nijkerk: Callenbach, 1979 / 1983).

Clifford, R. F., Fair Spoken and Persuading. An Interpretation of Second Isaiah (New York: Paulist, 1984).

Elliger, K., Deuterojesaja. 1. Teilband: Jesaja 40,1–45,7 (BKAT XI/1; Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 1978).

Goldingay, J. E., The Message of Isaiah 40–55: A Literary-Theological Commentary (London: T & T Clark International, 2005).

Goldingay, J. E. – D. Payne, A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on Isaiah 40–55. Vol. I: Introduction and Commentary on Isaiah 40.1–44.23. Vol. II: Commentary on Isaiah 44.24–55.13 (ICC; London: T & T Clark International, 2006).

Grimm, W. – K. Dittert, Deuterojesaja. Deutung, Wirkung, Gegenwart. Ein Kommentar zu Jesaja 40–55 (Calwer Bibelkommentare; Stuttgart: Calwer, 1990).

Hermisson, H.-J., Deuterojesaja. 2. Teilband: Jesaja 45,8–49,13 (BKAT XI/2; Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 2003). [the first Lieferung appeared in 1987; for the first Teilband see above s.v. Elliger]

Hermisson, H.-J., Deuterojesaja. 3. Teilband: Jesaja 49,14–55,13 (BKAT XI/3; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2017). [the first Lieferung appeared in 2007; the following Lieferungen were published by the Neukirchener Verlag up to 2015 inclusive, from then on the work passed to Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht with the rest of the academic division of the Neukirchener Verlag]

Koole, J. L., Jesaja II vertaald en verklaard: Deel I Jes 40–48 (Commentar op het Oude Testament; Kampen: Kok, 1985); = Isaiah: Part III. Vol. 1: Isaiah 40–48 (HCOT; Kampen: Kok Pharos, 1997).

Koole, J. L., Jesaja II vertaald en verklaard: Deel II Jes 49–55 (Commentar op het Oude Testament; Kampen: Kok, 1990); = Isaiah: Part III. Vol. 2: Isaiah 49–55 (HCOT; Leuven: Peeters, 1998).

Lessing, R. R., Isaiah 40-55 (Concordia Commentary; St. Louis: Concordia, 2011).

North, C. R., The Second Isaiah. Introduction, Translation and Commentary to Chapters XL–LV (Oxford: Clarendon, 1964).

Zapff, B. M., Jesaja 40–55 (Die Neue Echter Bibel, Altes Testament, Lief. 36; Würzburg: Echter, 2001).

V.    Chapters 56–66

Achtemeier, E., The Community and Message of Isaiah 56–66. A Theological Commentary (Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1982).

Beuken, W. A. M., Jesaja. Deel III A; Deel III B (De Prediking van het Oude Testament; Nijkerk: Callenbach, 1989).

Croatto, J. S., Imaginar el futuro. Estructura retórica y querigma del Tercer Isaías (Isaías 56–66). Comentario Bíblico (Buenos Aires: Grupo Editorial Lumen, 2001).

Goldingay, J., Isaiah 56-66: A Critical and Exegetical Commentary (ICC; London & New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2014).

Kessler, W., Gott geht es um das Ganze. Jesaja lvi–lxvi und xxiv–xxvii (Die Botschaft des Alten Testaments, 19; Stuttgart: Calwer, 1960, 21967).

Knight, G. A., The New Israel: A Commentary on the Book of Isaiah 56–66 (International Theological Commentary, 5; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans; Edinburgh: Handsel, 1985).

Koole, J. L., Jesaja III vertaald en verklaard (Commentar op het Oude Testament; Kampen: Kok, 1995); = Isaiah. Part III. Vol. 3: Isaiah Chapters 56–66 (HCOT; Leuven: Peeters, 2001).

Lessing, R. R., Isaiah 56-66 (Concordia Commentary; St. Louis: Concordia, 2014).

Niskanen, P. V., Isaiah 56-66 (Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative and Poetry; Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2014).

Zapff, B. M., Jesaja 56–66 (Die Neue Echter Bibel, Altes Testament, Lief. 37; Würzburg: Echter, 2006).