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Exploring the Book of Isaiah

Religion, Theology & Philosophy
5 weeks
Weekly Study
May 27-Jun 30
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June 1, 2021

The book of Isaiah is one of the longest and most complex prophetic works in the Hebrew Bible (Christian Old Testament). Probably composed in stages by different individuals or groups of individuals, the oldest section traces back to Isaiah ben Amoz, who lived in the eighth century BCE. The book contains what many consider to be the oldest clear statement of monotheism and also promises the coming of a Kingdom under a messiah.

Many peoples, throughout the millennia, have interpreted the prophetic passages many ways. The Bahá’í Faith offers new interpretations of some of the passages in Isaiah, and Bahá’ís infer other interpretations. In Exploring the Book of Isaiah we will undertake a careful reading of the text to understand its historical nature and to put Bahá’í interpretations in an historical context.

Meet Your Faculty
Ted Brownstein, MA Hebrew Studies
WI Adjunct Lecturer, Author

Learning and teaching about the oneness of religion has been the focus of my personal and academic interests. Having been turned off of religion by sectarian squabbling and rigidity, my family, going back to my grandparents on both sides, were a bit anti-religious. As a child of the 60s, I... See Faculty Bio

JoAnn Borovicka, MEd
Independent Educational Consultant

My first professional passion, the pedagogy of liberation, was turned to the area of religion in 1999 when I began a research project for a Bahá’í Local Spiritual Assembly. The purpose of the project was threefold: to collect questions related to the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures that were of the... See Faculty Bio

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