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DR554V: ISAIAH AND THE NEW TESTAMENT (2020-2021)

Last modified: 18 Aug 2020 15:15


Course Overview

This course will bridge OT/Hebrew Bible and New Testament studies by examining the book of Isaiah in its own right alongside Isaiah’s influence on and use by New Testament authors. It will introduce the student to major Isaianic themes and how they are reflected or reinterpreted in the NT. The student will also be equipped to critically consider various methodological approaches to the biblical material along with exploring issues of intertextuality, canonicity, and early Christian exegesis.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Katherine Hockey

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • DR504V Isaiah and the New Testament (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The book of Isaiah is one of the longest in the Hebrew Bible and has had an extraordinary influence on Judaism and Christianity. It is a complex book, reflecting different historical and societal settings, addressing a range of audiences, and employing multiple literary genres. It contains significant themes relating to the Davidic kingship, exile, judgement, and restoration. It is, therefore, no wonder that it was mined by New Testament authors as they sought to make sense of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus from Israel’s scriptures.

Consequently, this course will seek to bridge OT/Hebrew Bible and New Testament studies by exploring Isaiah in its own right alongside Isaiah’s influence on and use by New Testament authors. It will introduce the student to major Isaianic themes and how they are reflected or reinterpreted in the New Testament. This course also aims to provide a strong grounding in exegetical and methodological techniques needed for responsible interpretation of the biblical material and required for higher-level biblical studies research. As such, the student will be equipped to critically consider various methodological approaches to the biblical material along with exploring wider issues such as manuscript traditions, intertextuality, canonicity, and early Christian exegetical techniques.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Seminars during University weeks 25 - 34, 38 - 40

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 35 Feedback Weeks 38

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Word Count 3500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualCreateTo design an essay topic, locate relevant primary and secondary literature, and write an original essay.
ProceduralApplyApply advanced exegetical tools appropriate to the study of ancient texts.

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 29 Feedback Weeks 31

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Word Count 1500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseAppraise critically primary source materials and secondary scholarship.
ConceptualEvaluateExplore and critically evaluate various methodological approaches to the study of ancient texts and to the study of the relationship of particular ancient texts to each other.

Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35 Feedback Weeks 30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualCreateTo design and deliver to the class a 10-15 minute presentation related to one of the weekly topics on either Isaiah or the use of Isaiah in the New Testament
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand the major themes of the book of Isaiah and how they are reflected in the New Testament.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Word Count 5000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplyApply advanced exegetical tools appropriate to the study of ancient texts.
ConceptualEvaluateExplore and critically evaluate various methodological approaches to the study of ancient texts and to the study of the relationship of particular ancient texts to each other.
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand the major themes of the book of Isaiah and how they are reflected in the New Testament.
ConceptualAnalyseAppraise critically primary source materials and secondary scholarship.
ConceptualCreateTo design an essay topic, locate relevant primary and secondary literature, and write an original essay.
ConceptualCreateTo design and deliver to the class a 10-15 minute presentation related to one of the weekly topics on either Isaiah or the use of Isaiah in the New Testament

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