In this unit, students will engage with the Book of Isaiah in English translation, through exegesis of selected texts and scholarship on its composition, and historical contexts. Theological themes such as prophecy, exile and return, a Davidic messiah, and monotheism, will be studied with attention to the ways that these themes develop and change throughout the course of the book, and in their later use by New Testament writers.
Unit code: BA9519T
Unit status: Approved (New unit)
Unit level: Postgraduate Elective
Unit discipline: Old Testament
Proposing College: Trinity College Theological SchoolShow when this unit is running
Critically analyse scholarly debates regarding the composition of the Book of Isaiah;
Exegete selected Hebrew texts from the book of Isaiah with advanced knowledge of the Biblical Hebrew language
Reflect theologically on the text of Isaiah in relation to other biblical studies and theological disciplines;
Critically evaluate selected ethical and theological issues in Isaiah and propose implications for church life and teaching.
Prerequisites: Introduction to the Old Testament; Biblical Hebrew A and Biblical Hebrew B (or equivalent)
Twelve weekly sessions. Lecture component (online or in classroom) and tutorial component on exegesis.
|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
|Intertextual Study - Weekly text translation preparation||1500||20.0|
|Exegesis - Final Hebrew Language exegesis assignment||1500||20.0|
|Exegesis - Midsemester Hebrew language exegesis assignment||1500||20.0|
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 6 Oct, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2020-10-20 12:07:20 +1100