This first installment of John N. Oswalt’s New International Commentary: The Book of Isaiah is excellent on all fronts: whether you approach from a theological, literary, or linguistic perspective, you can’t go wrong. Oswalt combines all these things with a great deal of historical context to provide a reliable commentary on Isaiah—an immensely vital part of the Old Testament.
Oswalt takes into account issues of context, theology, literary traits, canonicity, and background while remaining true to the original Hebrew. Central issues from authorship to message are addressed substantially. This original commentary (which operates from Oswalt’s own translation of the original Hebrew) is ideally suited for all levels of Bible readers.
Also available is the entire New International Commentary on the Old Testament: 23 Volumes.