This unit will attend to Isaiah the prophet, the cultural and historical settings of the various parts of Isaiah and the book as a whole, and its theology. It seeks to provide knowledge of the diverse genres of literature within the book, its theological themes, and its interpretation by engaging in exegesis and critical analysis of select texts from the three parts of Isaiah. Participants will engage their readings of Isaiah in the context of real world situations.

Unit Code: BA3059P

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit Discipline: Old Testament

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate an understanding and advanced knowledge of the Book of Isaiah and its contents


Discuss the cultural, social, historical, literary, religious, and theological issues pertaining to the Book of Isaiah.


Assess the relevance of the messages of Isaiah to the contemporary context of church and society by interpreting select texts in Isaiah

Unit sequence

BA - Life, History and the People of God in the Hebrew Scriptures


Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

An essay on the book of Isaiah – 2500 words

0 50.0

An exegetical essay – 2500 words

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-12 08:05:26 +1100