This excellent source on one of the most important prophetic texts of the Hebrew Bible is a commentary that is succinct, yet thorough in covering the whole book with attention to literary and hermeneutical issues in a rather straightforward way. Carol Dempsey takes her readers on an informative and insightful study of the book of Isaiah and discusses how Isaiah was God's poet of light. He was there to shed light on the injustices of his time, give a vision of what he envisioned, and a vision of what is still in need of transformation. Each chapter gives introduction information about the chapters and verses to be covered.
Carol J. Dempsey is professor of biblical studies at the University of Portland. She is the author of Hope Amid the Ruins: The Ethics of Israel's Prophets and Justice: A Biblical Perspective.