Content

This unit will consist of an examination of the major issues associated with contemporary study of the Book of Isaiah, namely how much can be known about the prophet Isaiah and his preaching, the hypothesis of three major editions of the book (chs. 1–39; 40–55; 56–66) stemming from different periods in Israelite tradition, and the impact this has on one’s reading of the book and its theology. The unit will also involve exegesis of selected texts in the book.

Unit Code: BA9013Y

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Yarra Theological Union

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the common literary forms found in prophetic literature, and their relevance to the book of Isaiah

2.

Critically evaluate the central debates about the composition and interpretation of the book of Isaiah

3.

Use scholarly commentaries and other resources to interpret the book of Isaiah

4.

Engage in critical discussion of the theological significance of the texts studied in the unit and their relationship to the book of Isaiah

5.

Research and critically assess passages and themes from the book of Isaiah in a rigorous and self-directed manner

Unit sequence

BA8000Y and BN8000Y or equivalent

Pedagogy

Lectures, tutorials

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

2000 word exegetical essay

35.0

4500 word essay

65.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 26 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-23 14:22:58 +1100