2021 Quarter 1: Isaiah

You may download the full lesson quarterly for studying Isaiah  from Amazon in Kindle format. Main lesson authors is Roy Gane, a Hebrew scholar, currently a teacher of Old Testament at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary on the campus of Andrews University, in Berrien Springs, Michigan..  You can order a paper copy of the lesson quarterly as well as resource books from the Adventist Book Center.

Roy Gane also wrote the companion book, which you may download from Amazon.

You can also see the daily blog posts and insights posted by students in the Isaiah Archive.

Other Helps for the Study of Isaiah

In 1898, 1899 and 1900, E. J. Waggoner published a series of 77 articles in the Present Truth. These have been gathered together in the book, Studies in the Gospel of Isaiah

Ellen White Notes for Isaiah, January, February, March 2021, is the Pacific Press version of Ellen White notes. These are no longer available in Paperback format from the Adventist Book Center, but you can still get them in Kindle format.

The Expositor’s Bible has usually presented a fairly conservative view of Scripture. This volume on Isaiah is a “revised” version of 2017, described thus: “The Expositor’s Commentaries are written with a balanced and respectful approach toward marked differences of opinions and are filled with detailed introductions, outlines, expositions, and reflections. The series is based on the New International Version of the Bible and includes translation of Hebrew and Greek words to help readers understand the more technical notes. “

For a change, we can get a perspective from New South Wales, Australia, probably familiar to Maurice Ashton, our moderator-in-chief, whose contributions on our blog are widely appreciated. Barry G. Webb’s The Message of Isaiah (The Bible Speaks Today Series) is described thus: “In the visionary world of Isaiah, the varied themes and imagery of the Old Testament converge and blend to transcend their plainest meanings as they project an extraordinary climax of the story of Israel and of the world.
Barry Webb calls Isaiah the ‘Romans’ of the Old Testament, where all the threads come together and the big picture of God’s purposes for his people and for his world are most clearly set forth. Attuned to the magnificent literary architecture of Isaiah, Webb escorts us through this prophecy and trains our ears and hearts to resonate with its great biblical-theological themes.”

Tyndale commentaries are known for their focus on the text of Scripture, and we trust that Isaiah: Tyndale Old Testament Commentary, by Alec Motyer is no exception. This is  Kindle version of the book originally published in 1999. “Unlike many commentators who divide Isaiah between chapters 1 – 39 and 40 – 66, J. Alec Motyer instead identifies three messianic portraits: the King (1 – 37), the Servant (38 – 55), and the Anointed Conqueror (56 – 66). These three portraits are expounded in Motyer’s lucid, insightful and probing commentary.” One reader writes that  “most of the book is a line by line explanation of the Hebrew language and what the author considers to be the religious meaning,” and that may or may not be what interests you. (Always read the reviews on Amazon!)

If you’re looking for a more devotional look at Isaiah, you might enjoy Alec Motyer’s Isaiah by the Day: A New Devotional Translation. Day by day you will be provided with passages from Isaiah and an opportunity to explore the passage further. “

If you’re looking for real-life application in our time, Isaiah: The NIV Application Commentary, by John Oswalt may be just what you need. 

Finally, if you are familiar with any of these study aids, please leave a comment for the benefit of other students.