Johnson University

BIBL 3201




This page provides supplementary information for a face-to-face course on the book of Isaiah taught on the campus of Johnson University (TN). The course emphasizes the message, setting, and structure of the book, as well as the connections between Isaiah and wider biblical themes.


Syllabus for Fall, 2018  

Schedule for Fall, 2018 (adjusted 11/3/18)

Select Bibliography on Isaiah (adapted from Walt Zorn)

Rubric for grading session worksheets

Rubric for grading class paper prospectus

Rubric for grading class paper

Rubric for grading class presentation

Paper Prospectus example

Outline of Sessions

The following outline presents the general shape of the study. Consult the schedule above (under "Key Documents") to align session numbers with your specific classroom experience. While the outline below is fixed, the schedule above may be adjusted as the semester unrolls. 

Two links appear under each session. The first ("Preview") offers thumbnail sketches, goals, assignments and resources that correspond with classroom presentations. The second ("Worksheet") represents a page to be printed, completed, and brought to the classroom on the day it is due. Again, consult the schedule posted above for all due dates. 



1.  Introduction to the Course

Preview to Session 1

Worksheet for Session 1

2.  The Hebrew Bible and the Prophetic Phenomenon

Preview to Session 2

Worksheet for Session 2

Memory work: 2 Peter 1:19-21

3.  Prophetic Communication

Preview to Session 3

Worksheet for Session 3

Assigned reading from Schlimm (2015:180-197)

Memory work: Hebrews 1:1-2

4.  Interpretation: Challenges, Goals, Principles

Preview to Session 4

Worksheet for Session 4

Assigned Reading from Smith (2010: 139-148)

5. Literary Concerns and the Study of Isaiah

Preview to Session 5

Worksheet for Session 5

Assigned Reading from Williamson (2012)

6. Historical Concerns and the Study of Isaiah

Preview to Session 6

Worksheet for Session 6

Assigned Reading from Dowley (2001: 78-91)

7.  Prophetic Themes and the Study of Isaiah

Preview to Session 7

Worksheet for Session 7

Memory work: Isaiah 2:1-4

8. Prophetic Themes cont.

No worksheet for Session 8

9. Contemporary Concerns and the Study of Isaiah

Preview to Session 9

Worksheet for Session 9

Study guide for Exam #1

B. The message of Isaiah

10. Isaiah 1-4

Preview to Session 10

Worksheet for Session 10

Memory work: Isaiah 1:18-20

11. Isaiah 5-6

Preview to Session 11

Worksheet for Session 11

12. Isaiah 7-12

Preview to Session 12

Worksheet for Session 12

13. Isaiah 36-39

Preview to Session 13

Worksheet for Session 13

Memory work: Isaiah 9:6-7

14. Isaiah 40-42

Preview to Session 14

Worksheet for Session 14

15. Isaiah 49

Preview to Session 15

Worksheet for Session 15

16. Isaiah 50

Preview to Session 16

Worksheet for Session 16

Memory work: Isaiah 50:10

17. Isaiah 52-53

Preview to Session 17

Worksheet for Session 17

Memory work: Isaiah 53:4-6

18. Isaiah 55-60

Preview to Session 18

Worksheet for Session 18

19. Isaiah 61-66

Preview to Session 19

Worksheet for Session 19

20. Student Presentations

21. Student Presentations

Study guide for the final exam