The 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 and 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: BA2330C

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate a knowledge of the various literary forms found in the book of Isaiah and the exegetical skills employed in interpreting them


Demonstrate knowledge of the central debates about the composition and interpretation of the book of Isaiah


Show an ability to use scholarly commentaries and other such resources to exegete texts in the book of Isaiah


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

Unit sequence

BS1001C and BS1002C or equivalent


Lectures, tutorials and class discussion


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Exegesis 0 20.0

1,000-word exegesis

0 20.0

2,500-word essay

0 60.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 6 Aug, 2018

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-08 15:08:58 +1100