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 full trust in God. Smith reflects a high regard for scriptural integrity, and takes into account current scholarship while emphasizing Isaiah's overall unity. Based on the NIV, with the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary.
Gary V. Smith (Ph.D., Dropsie College) is Professor of Christian Studies at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. He has worked as a translator on four Bible translation teams.
- Commentary based on the New International Version
- NIV text printed in the body of the commentary
- Sound scholarly methodology reflecting capable research in the original languages
- Interpretation emphasizing the theological unity of each book and Scripture as a whole
- Readable and applicable exposition
The New American Commentary is for those who have been seeking a commentary that honors the Scriptures, represents contemporary evangelical scholarship, and lends itself to the practical work of preaching and teaching. This series serves as a minister's friend and a student guide. The New American Commentary assumes 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.
THE NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY is for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound the Scriptures. Notable features include: * commentary based on THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION; * the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary; * sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages; * interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole; * readable and applicable exposition.
Gary V. Smith is professor of Christian studies at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, where he teaches Hebrew and Old Testament courses. He has also authored several previous commentaries and worked on four Bible translation teams. Smith holds degrees from Wheaton College (B.A.), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.A.), and Dropsie College (Ph.D.).