Commentaries on Isaiah

On this page you will find Bible commentaries on the Old Testament book of Isaiah. The commentaries listed first are those that have received the best reviews. You will also find options for commentaries on Isaiah that help pastors, teachers, and readers with application of the text, commentaries that approach the Scripture verse-by-verse, classic Christian commentaries, and much more.

Top Reviewed Commentaries on Isaiah



Isaiah 1-39 and 40–66 (NICOT) by John N. Oswalt


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Accolades:

Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on Isaiah

Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, “solidly conservative and well researched”

Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on Isaiah, “The completion of John Oswalt’s commentary on Isaiah in 1998 was a major blessing to the Christian church…It should be on the desk of every student of the Old Testament.”

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The Prophecy of Isaiah by J. Alec Motyer


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, “thoroughly researched and thought-out…the best of a conservative evangelical approach”

Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on Isaiah, “The best commentary on Isaiah, hands down, is Motyer’s stand alone volume published by InterVarsity Press.”

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The Book of Isaiah (three volumes) by Edward J. Young


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Tremper Longman: “well worth the money…takes a conservative approach”

Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on Isaiah, “[Young’s] massive three-volume commentary on Isaiah is something of a modern classic among Reformed students of Scripture…There is much of value in these volumes.”

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Isaiah (NIVAC) by John N. Oswalt


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 5 out 5 stars, “commendable scholarly study…[Oswalt] is a sensitive exegete but also a sensitive pastor”

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Isaiah (TOTC) by J. Alec Motyer


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, “accessible to laypeople”

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Isaiah 1-39 (ESC) by John L MacKay


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Accolades:

Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on Isaiah, “Mackay works through each section of the book, verse by verse, and concludes with practical reflections.”

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Isaiah (OTL) by Brevard S. Childs


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, “well worth getting”

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The Message of Isaiah (BST) by Barry G. Webb


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Keith Mathison: #5 ranked commentary on Isaiah, “offers very illuminating insight into the text”

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Proverbs–Isaiah (REBC) by Geoffrey Grogan


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4.5 out of 5 stars, “one of the best short commentaries on the prophet Isaiah…adept at bringing out the theological meaning of the book”

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Isaiah (UBCS) by John Goldingay


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, “very readable and insightful interpretation…important commentary”

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Isaiah 1-39 and 40-66 (Interpretation) by Paul D. Hanson


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, “fine theological analysis”

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Isaiah (two volumes; Interpretation) by Christopher R. Seitz


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “very readable commentary”

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Isaiah (two volumes; FOTL) by Marvin A. Sweeney


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “an excellent piece of work”

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Pastors/preachers seeking interpretation help
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Isaiah (two volumes; OTL) by Claus Westermann


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “this commentary should not be ignored because of its critical basis”

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Isaiah (four volumes; Continental) by Hans Wildberger


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “covers most of the main avenues of research”

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More Commentaries with Application Help for Pastors



Isaiah (Preaching the Word) by Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.


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Exalting Jesus in Isaiah (CCEC) by Andrew M. Davis


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Isaiah 1-39 and 40-66 (TPC) by David L. McKenna


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More Verse-by-Verse Commentaries



Isaiah 1-39 and 40-66 (NAC) by Gary V. Smith


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Isaiah (HOTC) by Trent C. Butler


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Classic Christian Commentaries for Bible Study



Isaiah 1-35 and 36-66 (Thru the Bible) by J. Vernon McGee


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