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 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.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: BIB312
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Emma Austin


The following courses are prerequisites or corequisites:

Awards offering Isaiah

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This course unit is a detailed examination of the specific text(s) of Isaiah. It provides an advanced study of reading prophetic literature.


  1. Explain the religious, historical, geographical and social settings of Isaiah;
  2. Apply the significance of the message of Isaiah to the Christian church today;
  3. Evaluate contemporary scholarship and literature relating to Isaiah;
  4. Explain key theological themes of Isaiah;
  5. Evaluate the different theories of the authorship of Isaiah;
  6. Analyse the significance of the servant in Second Isaiah and consider how it relates to Jesus Christ.

Subject Content

  • Introduction to the author and historical setting of Isaiah
  • The nature of the Hebrew poetic genre
  • The Messianic King, the Servant and the future of the nations
  • Postcolonialism and the nations in Isaiah
  • Exegesis of selected passages

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-learning (online)
  • Intensive (One week: 7 hours per day for 5 days = 35 class hours + approx 85 hours out of class time for research, writing, exam preparation and execution, ancillary activities associated with completion of assigned tasks)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Reading Responses (20%) 
  • Contemporary Presentation (30%) 
  • Major Exegesis (50%) 

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided