B.J. Oropeza, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biblical and Religious Studies
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5247
Fax: (626) 815-5469
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B.J. Oropeza, Ph.D., is professor of biblical and religious studies and an author whose many works include Exploring Second Corinthians (SBL Press, 2016), Exploring Intertextuality (Cascade Books, 2016), articles in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation and The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology, and studies and translations in the Common English Bible and the Wesley Study Bible. He is the founder of the Intertextuality in the New Testament Section of the Society of Biblical Literature and on the editorial board of the Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity series (SBL Press), which specializes in the sociorhetorical approach to biblical interpretation. Oropeza’s specialties include Intertextual studies, sociorhetorical analytics, Pauline studies, apostasy, and superheroes.


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

Academic Area

  • 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

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