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B.J. Oropeza, Ph.D.

Professor of Biblical Studies, Department of Biblical and Religious Studies
Phone: (626) 815-6000 Ext. 5247
Fax: (626) 815-5469
B.J. Oropeza, Ph.D., is Professor in Biblical Studies in the School of Theology. Among many publications are his three volume book series subtitled, Apostasy in the New Testament Communities (2011-12), and Jesus and Paul: Global Perspective in Honor of James D. G. Dunn (2009). He was also a consulting translator for the Common English Bible, and contributed articles to The Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology, and The Wesleyan Study Bible. He is founder and chair of the Intertextuality in the New Testament Consultation of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), and a member of the Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity series, which specializes in the socio-rhetorical method of biblical interpretation. Oropeza specializes in New Testament, Pauline studies, the Corinthian Correspondence, Intertextual studies, and superheroes as the editor of The Gospel According to Superheroes: Religion and Popular Culture (2005).


  • Ph.D., New Testament Theology, Durham University, 1998
  • M.A.Th., Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1993
  • M.A., Apologetics, Simon Greenleaf School of Law, 1991
  • B.A., Biblical Studies, Northern California Bible College, 1989


School of Theology

  • Department of Biblical and Religious Studies

Courses Taught

  • GBBL 562 – Biblical Foundations of Worship
  • UBBL 230 – Luke/Acts
  • UBBL 330 – Life and Teachings of Jesus
  • UBBL 340 – Romans and Galatians
  • UBBL 341 – Thessalonian and Corinthian Epistles
  • UBBL 343 – The General Epistles