Isaiah

Speaker(s): Rikk Watts
Date: Fall 2007
Length: 30h 18min
Product ID: RGDL3734S

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Description

Isaiah is a massive book and certainly one of the most influential works in the canon. One can hardly hope, however, to cover it in depth in a single semester. The aims of this course are therefore:

a. primarily, to acquaint students with the leading themes of the multifaceted message of Isaiah, noting in particular both their continuity and development throughout, and thereby providing students with a sense of the unity and diversity of material within the overall purpose of the book;


b. to assist students in understanding the relevance of the various Isaianic concerns to the life of the people of God in the contemporary world and in so doing to highlight ways in which the book can be preached both in the church and the world.


c. secondarily, when the occasion arises to articulate the theological contribution of Isaiah to the NT by examining the ways in which numerous Isaianic texts have profoundly shaped the message of NT authors (e.g. Isa 6 in the Gospels and Acts; the use of the so-called Messianic prophecies), and to discuss the problems related thereto.

Lectures include:

  • Intro and Overview
  • Yahweh's Lawsuit
  • Justice and the People of God
  • Isaiah's Call: The Idolater's Curse
  • Restoration and the Messianic Prophecies
  • Short-Sighted Security: Neither Egypt Nor Babylon
  • Yahweh Comes!... And Israel's Complaint / Yahweh's Offer of Salvation: Earlier Traditions
  • New Exodus and New Creation / Jacob-Israel: Yahweh's Blind and Deaf Servants
  • The Solution: A New Servant Israel / Call and Task
  • Suffering Service
  • Disillusionment and Injustice
  • Yahweh as Warrior / Jerusalem-Zion Restored / The Messenger to Zion
  • Salvation for Foreigners: My House is a House of Prayer for All Nations

See All Audio by Rikk Watts

Rikk E. Watts is Professor of New Testament at Regent College. Previously, he served as an instructor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Wycliffe Hall at Oxford University, La Trobe University, and the Bible College of Victoria (now the Melbourne School of Theology). He is author of Isaiah's New Exodus in Mark, as well as a founding member of On Being, an Australian Christian magazine.

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