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BA3123B Deutero-Isaiah

  • Unit Code & NameBA3123B Deutero-Isaiah
  • Description

    This unit explores the phenomenon of Israelite prophecy during the sixth century BCE through focusing 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.

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  • DisciplineDelivery ID: 46008
  • LevelUndergraduate 3
  • Semester4. Semester 2, 2022
  • Delivery ModeOnline
  • Date

    25 July to 28 October 2022

    This unit offers four online tutorials throughout the semester.

    We recommend that you allocate 9 hours a week for all study activities.

  • Lecturer(s) Reverend Dr Arseny Ermakov
  • Prerequisites

    36 points in Biblical Studies

  • Learning Activities

    Lectures, seminars, group work

    *This unit is offered at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Students may engage with people across both levels when this unit is delivered.

  • Assessments

    1 x 1,500 word Exegetical Essay - 30%

    1 x 1,000 word Creative piece of work based on exegesis, e.g. Bible Study/Sermon, magazine article (response to contemporary reader question), Series of prayers (based upon a selected literary form) - 20%

    1 x 2,500 word Essay - 50%

  • Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural, historical, political, and social context of the sixth century Babylonian diaspora.

    2.  Discuss 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.  Apply exegetical skill to selected texts with particular regard to Hebrew poetry.

    5.  Analyse how New Testament authors have used and adapted Isaiah 40-55 to contribute to the Christian message.

    6. Create hermeneutical linkages between Isaiah 40-55 and a contemporary context.