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BA2723B Deutero-Isaiah

  • Unit Code & NameBA2723B Deutero-Isaiah
  • DescriptionThis unit explores the phenomenon of Israelite prophecy during the sixth century BCE through focussing upon the prophetic material commonly known as Deutero-Isaiah.

    It will give students an opportunity to further develop their exegetical skills through detailed engagement with the text. While this unit addresses theories concerning the unity of the book of Isaiah, its focus is upon Isaiah 40-55. It takes account of the historical, cultural, religious, literary, and theological aspects of the text. It will also attend to how these texts have been used by New Testament authors in their explanation of the Gospel.
  • FieldB - Biblical Studies
  • DisciplineBA - Old Testament
  • LevelUndergraduate
  • Semester2, 2018
  • Delivery ModeOnline
  • Lecturer(s) Dr Arseny Ermakov
  • Prerequisites15 points in Field B
  • Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:

    1. Describe the cultural, historical, political, and social context of the sixth century Babylonian diaspora.
    2. Identify the major theological themes, and the contribution this material makes to Old Testament theology.
    3. Recognise and describe different literary forms that contribute to our understanding of the text.
    4. Interpret selected texts with particular regard to Hebrew poetry.
    5. Demonstrate how New Testament authors have used and adapted Isaiah 40-55 to contribute to the Christian message.