Demonstrate an understanding of the history, literature, and theology of the Old Testament.

This is an Bible 106-Old Testament Course.

High quality work is expected.


Write an essay of 1,000-1,250 words in which you provide your analysis of the message of the prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah through historical, literary, and theological contexts. Explain how the message of Isaiah and Jeremiah is or is not relevant to Christians today, and explain what the prophets said about the following:

  1. The sins of the nations of Judah and Israel, and God’s actions against these sins.
  2. God’s future plans for these nations as explained from the perspective of Isaiah and Jeremiah’s day.
  3. Utilizing the biblical works of Isaiah and Jeremiah, explain the applicability of the message in theological context for today’s Christians. (Cot 1.1)

Use passages from the books of Isaiah and Jeremiah, Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey (3rd ed.), and 2-4 other scholarly sources from the CU Library as sources for your essay. The sources must be used in a significant way. Also note that Wikipedia, generic dictionaries, and generic encyclopedias are not scholarly sources.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the CU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

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Cot Competency:

1.1:    Demonstrate an understanding of the history, literature, and theology of the Old Testament.

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