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: BA3330C (Approved)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 3

Unit discipline: Old Testament

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

Show when this unit is running

Learning outcomes


Demonstrate a critical 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 and critically assess scholarly commentaries and other such resources used in the exegesis of texts in the book of Isaiah;


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


Integrate their advanced exegetical skills in the interpretation of biblical texts.

Unit sequence

Two Biblical Studies units at second level


Lectures, tutorials and class discussion


Type Description Word count Weight (%)

1,500-word exegesis

0 30.0

3,500-word essay

0 70.0

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

Unit record last updated: 2019-02-12 11:36:27 +1100