The next installment in the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible will be released at the beginning of November. This volume will focus on the prophet Isaiah. With rumors of a possible completed ICSB next year, it will be interesting to see if future single volumes will still be produced in the coming years. Are you looking forward to a completed ICSB? What are your hopes for its final publication?


This next volume in the popular Ignatius Catholic Study Bible series leads readers through a penetrating study of the Old Testament book of Isaiah, using the biblical text itself and the Church’s own guidelines for understanding the Bible.

Ample notes accompany each page, providing fresh insights by renowned Bible teachers Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch as well as time-tested interpretations from the Fathers of the Church. These helpful study notes provide rich historical, cultural, geographical, and theological information pertinent to the Old Testament book―information that bridges the distance between the biblical world and our own.

The Ignatius Catholic Study Bible also includes Topical Essays, Word Studies, and Charts. The Topical Essays explore the major themes of Isaiah, often relating them to the teachings of the Church. The Word Studies explain the background of important biblical terms, while the Charts summarize crucial biblical information “at a glance”.

13 thoughts on “ICSB: Isaiah”

  1. I have no idea how they are going to format the entire ICSB to include both the Old & New Testaments so that is will be a reasonable size.

  2. Devin,

    I mean, if Crossway can offer the ESV Study Bible in multiple sizes and editions, Ignatius should be able to do something similar. And the ESV is in color and likely contains more annotations and essays.

  3. I’m waiting for a one-volume ICSB to make it my go-to.
    There’s no reason they couldn’t get it into one volume, if they simply use thin paper.
    The Oxford Annotated has been doing it for decades, and we should follow that format.

  4. Hi,

    I really want to study New Testament, I’m not interested in highly criticism methods like the New Jerome Biblical Commentary or late Fr. Brown’s works etc..I just want to study it on Catholic methods. So which should I go for Ignatius Study book or Sacra Pagina series or Navarre Bible or Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture?

      1. I agree whole heartedly with Timothy’s recommendation. In my Bible Study group, none of us brings a commentary into the room. However, some of us do our homework and study ahead using different, unknown to each other, commentaries. This makes for great discussion. I have found when available, the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture series to be invaluable to our discussions. Further, in our study, our members use two or three different translations. As we read verse by verse around the table we are often surprised at the differences and this also stimulates discussion and helps us to deepen our understanding of the Word.

  5. I guess now would be a good time to make my usual comment that I don’t care whether the whole ICSB is on one volume or the size of the Bible because I’m going to be buying it for the Kindle anyway. I’m done buying print Bibles or print commentaries because I already have more than 100 different Bibles and I’m tired of carrying 100 lbs boxes of books every time I move into a new apartment, which I do every 2or 3 years

  6. Timothy and Jim, thanks for your help. I appreciate it, I will check out Catholic Commentary On Sacred Scriprure. Biblical Catholic, yeah Kindle is good cos you’ll have all books in your mobile or laptop etc.

  7. Is there really a chance the complete ICSB will finally be published at long last next year?! I’ve long wondered which would come first: The fully revised NAB, the complete ICSB, the revised American Liturgy of the Hours, or the official Ordinariate Divine Office. I’m looking forward to all four.

  8. “With rumors of a possible completed ICSB next year, it will be interesting to see if future single volumes will still be produced in the coming years.”

    Really? What rumors? I’ve been googling around trying to find what you’re referring to here, but am coming up empty. Is there something you can link to?

    1. Chris,

      I’d have to do some digging, but it was through various comments from some of the parties involved in the project, via social media.

  9. I just heard Scott Hahn say in a video on YouTube [Dr. Scott Hahn – Cross Purposes (2019 Defending the Faith Conference)], posted in September 2019, that the ICSB Old Testament would be finished and sent off the next week; and that he hoped it would be published sometime in late 2020 or 2021, depending on the editorial process. He talks about this starting at about 3:04 into the video. Just thought I’d let you know if you wanted to post an update.

    Btw, I have the ICSB in the individual editions, the one-volume NT, Kindle and print, and all that are available in the Verbum/Logos format. I can hardly wait to have the one-volume OT in print. But these days I use digital editions (Verbum wherever possible) more than anything else. I rely on having a large library that I can take with me and I rely even more on making the font size larger.

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