OT427/327 Isaiah

The book of Isaiah has been called ‘the fifth Gospel’, thanks to its fruitfulness in messianic interpretation. It is not quite the longest book of the Old Testament, but in its scope and grandeur it is in some ways the stand-out representative of the OT prophetic books and a vital doorway into our New Testament. Great tracts of it remain nearly unexplored for the average Christian reader, once we stray from such passages as the Immanuel prophecy (7:14) or the passage about the Suffering Servant in Isaiah 53.

This epic book deals both with the Assyrian crisis of the prophet Isaiah’s own day and offers hope to the exiles in the aftermath of the conquest of Jerusalem by Babylon. Then in its future-oriented (eschatological) passages it looks forward to a time when God’s reign is exercised through the city of Jerusalem, a vision taken up in the New Testament from the Gospels through to the book of Revelation. Isaiah is one of the great biblical books and well worthy of our careful attention.

Subject CodeOT427 - Undergraduate (Diploma)
OT627 - Graduate
OT437 - Undergraduate (Bachelor)
OT637 - Postgraduate
Pre-requisitesOT301/501 and OT302/502 and OT303/503
Study ModesMST Wantirna Campus or Online
Next AvailableSemester 1, 2019

Dr. Andrew Brown

Lecturer

Both the On-Campus and Distance modes of this subject will be taught by Dr. Andrew Brown.

Andrew’s passion for the Old Testament is infectious. He is skilled in leading the students on a journey through the course material in a way that brings the OT alive in our lives.

    Time Commitment

    The On-Campus mode of this subject will require a time commitment of roughly 10-12 hours per week, which is made up of both lecture/in-class time and self directed study.

    The Distance mode of this subject will require a time commitment of roughly 10-12 hours per week in total.

      Assessments

      Assessments will be advised first week of class.

        Recommended Text Books

        English Students (OT427)

        • Oswalt, John. Isaiah 1-39 (NICOT; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1986), and,
        • Oswalt, John. Isaiah 40-66 (NICOT; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998);

        OR

        • Watts, John D. W. Isaiah 1-33 (Rev. ed.; WBC; Waco: Word Books, 2005),
          and,
        • Watts, John D. W. Isaiah 34-66 (Rev. ed.; WBC; Waco: Word Books,
          2005).

        Hebrew Students (OT437)

        • Watts, John D. W. Isaiah 1-33 (Rev. ed.; WBC; Waco: Word Books, 2005),
          and,
        • Watts, John D. W. Isaiah 34-66 (Rev. ed.; WBC; Waco: Word Books,
          2005).

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