B.J. Oropeza, PhD


Professor, Department of Biblical and Religious Studies

Phone: (626) 815-5319

Fax: (626) 815-5469

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: John and Marilyn Duke Academic Complex, Duke 208

Video Introduction

B. J. Oropeza, PhD, University of Durham (England), is Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies at Azusa Pacific University and Seminary (Azusa, CA). His many academic publications include works such as Perspectives on Paul: Five Views (Baker Academic), the Scripture, Texts, and Tracings series (Fortress Academic), Practicing Intertextuality (Cascade), 1 Corinthians (New Covenant Commentary series), Exploring Second Corinthians (SBL Press), Jews, Gentiles, and the Opponents of Paul (Cascade), and Jesus and Paul (Festschrift for James D. G. Dunn; T. & T. Clark). He founded the Intertextuality in the New Testament Section of the Society of Biblical Literature and is on the editorial board of the Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity series (SBL Press). He is also a member of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (SNTS) and contributed to the translation of the New Revised Standard Version updated edition of the Bible (NRSVue). Oropeza’s current interests include Pauline studies, Romans, new and post-new perspectives on Paul, and Intertextual studies. He can be followed through his blog on Patheos/“In Christ” and Twitter @bjoropeza1.


  • PhD, New Testament Theology, Durham University
  • MA, Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • MA, Apologetics, Simon Greenleaf School of Law
  • BA, Biblical Studies, Northern California Bible College

Academic Area

  • School of Theology
  • Azusa Pacific Seminary

Courses Taught

  • GBBL 532 - Paul the Pastor and Theologian
  • GBBL 552 - Epistle to the Romans
  • GBBL 562 – Biblical Foundations of Worship
  • PRBL 230 - Luke/Acts
  • UBBL 230 – Luke/Acts
  • UBBL 330 – Life and Teachings of Jesus
  • UBBL 340 – Romans and Galatians
  • UBBL 341 – Thessalonian and Corinthian Epistles