Details for Isaiah
Many readers have been captivated by the vision of Isaiah. Isaiah was a prophet consumed with the vision of God as the sovereign Lord over the nations. The NT authors knew the wonder of Isaiah, for even within their gospels and letters there are multiple quotes and allusions back to this book. This is why some scholars have named it the “fifth gospel”. Yet, within its context, the Book of Isaiah speaks to a crucial time in the history of ancient Israel both prior to the exile as well as re-building after the devastation. It speaks to a community about how to be live faithfully as the people of God in a hostile environment, and presents a vision of a holy people who mirror this quality of the God they serve.
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Course code: BIB312
- Credit points: 10
The following courses are prerequisites:
The unit Isaiah is part of the subject area Biblical Studies and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Bachelor of Applied Theology (Korean) (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)), Bachelor of Contemporary Ministry (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)).
This course unit is a detailed examination of the specific text(s) of Isaiah. It provides an advanced study of reading prophetic literature.
- The book(s) of Isaiah: On unity and reception
- Isaiah as vision, text, poetry and labyrinth of metaphors
- The remnant, the Servant and the transformation of Zion
- Postcolonialism and the nations in Isaiah
- Exegesis of selected passages
This course may be offered in the following formats
Lectures, tutorials, small group work, student presentation, dramatic reading, web-based interaction
Major Essay (50%, 2500 words); Exegetical Essay (25%, 1250 words); Exam (25%)
- Barton, J.Isaiah 1-39. JSOT Guide. Sheffield: SAP, 1995.
- Broyles, C.C. and C.A. Evans (eds.). Writing and Reading the Scroll of Isaiah: Studies of an Interpretive Tradition. Lieben: Brill, 1997.
- Conrad, E.W. Reading Isaiah. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1991.
- Darr, K.D. Isaiah’s Vision and the Family of God.Louisville: Westminster, 1994.
- Emmerson, G.I.Isaiah 56-66. JSOT Guide, Sheffield: SAP, 1992.
- Melugin, R. and M.A. Sweeney (eds.).New Visions of Isaiah. Sheffield: SAP, 1996.
- Miscall, P.D.Isaiah.Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1993.
- Seitz, C.R.Zion’s Final Destiny: The Development of the Book of Isaiah. Philadelphia:Fortress, 1991.
- Sweeney, M.A.Isaiah 1-39, with an Introduction to Prophetic Literature. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996.
- Watts, J.D.W.Isaiah 1-33. WBC. Waco: Word, 1985.
- Watts, J.D.W. Isaiah 40-46. WBC. Waco: Word, 1987.
- Wildberger, H.Isaiah 1-12: A Commentary. Philadelphia: Fortress. 1991.
- Williamson, H.G.M.Variations on a Theme: King, Messiah and Servant in the Book of Isaiah. Carlisle: Paternoster, 1998.