Articles by B. J. Oropeza

Selection of Articles, Essays, and Studies by B. J. Oropeza

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1 Corinthians studies

“Corinthian Diversity, Mythological Beliefs, and Bodily Immortality related to the Resurrection (1 Corinthians 15).” Pages 213-47 in Scripture, Texts, and Tracings in 1 Corinthians. Linda L. Belleville and B. J. Oropeza, eds. Lanham, MD: Fortress Academic/Lexington Books, 2019.
“When Will the Cessation of Speaking in Tongues and Revelatory Gifts Take Place? A Reply to Updated Interpretations of 1 Corinthians 13:8-10.” Pneuma 40 (2018): 489-97.
“Echoes of Isaiah in the Rhetoric of Paul: New Exodus, Wisdom, and the Humility of the Cross in Utopian-Apocalyptic Expectations.” In The Intertexture of Apocalyptic Discourse. Vernon Robbins and Duane Watson, eds. Society of Biblical Literature Symposium Series. Atlanta: Scholars Press/Leiden: E. J. Brill. 2002. 87-113.
“Apostasy in the Wilderness: Paul’s Message to the Corinthians in a State of Eschatological Liminality.” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 75 (1999), 69-86.
“Situational Immorality: Paul’s ‘Vice Lists’ at Corinth.” The Expository Times (Oct. 1998), 9-10.

2 Corinthians studies

“New Covenant Knowledge in an Earthenware Jar: Intertextual Reconfigurations of Jeremiah in 2 Corinthians 1:21–22, 3:2–11, and 4:7.” Bulletin for Biblical Research 28.3 (2019): 405-424.
“The Expectation of Grace: Paul on Benefaction and the Corinthians’ Ingratitude (2 Cor 6:1).” Bulletin for Biblical Research 24.2 (2014): 61–80.
“Second Corinthians.” In The Wesley One-Volume Commentary on the Bible. Robert W. Wall and Kenneth J. Collins, eds. Nashville: Abingdon, forthcoming.
“2 Corinthians.” (with Ann Jervis). Consulting Translator in The Common English Bible (CEB). Pages 304­–18 (2010 edition); 187–­95 (2011 edition). Edited by David L. Petersen and Joel B. Green. Nashville: Common English Bible, New Testament 2010/ complete Common English Bible + Apocrypha, 2011.

Angels/Demons

“Answers to Questions about Angels, Demons, and Spiritual Warfare: Knowing the Biblical Reality Behind Some Spiritual Phenomena.” FaithWalk Magazine 3/1 (2003), 37-41.

Apostasy and Perseverance

“Apostasy.” Volume 1 in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Bible and Theology. Samuel E. Balentine, editor-in-chief. New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.
“Apostasy.”  Volume 2, pages 46-48 in T&T Clark Companion to Second Temple Judaism, 2 vols. Edited by Loren T. Stuckenbruck and Daniel M. Gurtner. London: T. & T. Clark, 2019.
“The Warning Passages in Hebrews: Revised Theologies and New Methods of Interpretation.” Currents in Biblical Research 10 (2011): 1–21.
“Apostasy in the Wilderness: Paul’s Message to the Corinthians in a State of Eschatological Liminality.” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 75 (1999), 69-86.
“Apostasie in den Schriften des Neuen Testaments: Auf den Spuren des Judas und anderer Abtrünniger in den Evangelien, den johanneischen Schriften und der Apostelgeschichte,” Zeitschrift für Neues Testament 41.21 (2018): 61–77.

Benefactor, Patron-Client relations: see Grace

Charismatic studies

“When Will the Cessation of Speaking in Tongues and Revelatory Gifts Take Place? A Reply to Updated Interpretations of 1 Corinthians 13:8-10.” Pneuma 40 (2018): 489-97.
“The Toronto Blessing and the Future of Revivalism.” In Religion as Entertainment. C. K. Robertson, ed. New York: Peter Lang, 2002. 137-150.

Covenant studies

“New Covenant Knowledge in an Earthenware Jar: Intertextual Reconfigurations of Jeremiah in 2 Corinthians 1:21–22, 3:2–11, and 4:7.” Bulletin for Biblical Research 28.3 (2019): 405-424.

Death

“Corinthian Diversity, Mythological Beliefs, and Bodily Immortality related to the Resurrection (1 Corinthians 15).” Pages 213-47 in Scripture, Texts, and Tracings in 1 Corinthians. Linda L. Belleville and B. J. Oropeza, eds. Lanham, MD: Fortress Academic/Lexington Books, 2019.

Eschatology/End Times

“Echoes of Isaiah in the Rhetoric of Paul: New Exodus, Wisdom, and the Humility of the Cross in Utopian-Apocalyptic Expectations.” In The Intertexture of Apocalyptic Discourse. Vernon Robbins and Duane Watson, eds. Society of Biblical Literature Symposium Series. Atlanta: Scholars Press/Leiden: E. J. Brill. 2002. 87-113.
“One More End-Time Scare Ends With a Whimper.” Christian Research Journal 15 (Winter, 1993), 6, 43.

Eucharist (see Lord’s Supper)

Galatians

“Running in Vain, but Not as an Athlete (Galatians 2:2): The Impact of Habakkuk 2:2–4 on Paul’s Apostolic Commission.” Pages 139–50 in Jesus and Paul: Global Perspectives in Honor of James D. G. Dunn, a Festschrift for His 70th Birthday. Edited by B. J. Oropeza, C.K. Robertson, Douglas C. Mohrmann. Library of New Testament Studies. London: T.&T. Clark, 2009.
“Galatians.” Commentary notes on pages 1423–30 in The Wesleyan Study Bible. Joel Green, editor. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2009.

Grace

“The Expectation of Grace: Paul on Benefaction and the Corinthians’ Ingratitude (2 Cor 6:1).” Bulletin for Biblical Research 24.2 (2014): 61–80.

Greco-Roman Studies

“Corinthian Diversity, Mythological Beliefs, and Bodily Immortality related to the Resurrection (1 Corinthians 15).” Pages 213-47 in Scripture, Texts, and Tracings in 1 Corinthians. Linda L. Belleville and B. J. Oropeza, eds. Lanham, MD: Fortress Academic/Lexington Books, 2019.
Seneca: “The Expectation of Grace: Paul on Benefaction and the Corinthians’ Ingratitude (2 Cor 6:1).” Bulletin for Biblical Research 24.2 (2014): 61–80.

Habakkuk: see Intertextuality

Hebrews

“The Warning Passages in Hebrews: Revised Theologies and New Methods of Interpretation.” Currents in Biblical Research 10 (2011): 1–21.

Intertextuality

“New Studies in Intertextual Interplay: An Introduction.” In New Studies in Textual Interplay. Craig Evans, B. J. Oropeza, and Paul Sloan, eds. Library of New Testament Studies. London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming, 2020.
“Ancient Midrash in the Age of Intertextuality.” In New Studies in Textual Interplay. Craig Evans, B. J. Oropeza, and Paul Sloan, eds. Library of New Testament Studies. London: Bloomsbury, 2020. 
“Paul’s Context-Driven Use of Scripture.” Didaktikos: Journal of Theological Education 2/5 (April, 2019): 46-47.
“Intertextuality.” Volume 1, pages 453–63 in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation. Steven L. McKenzie, editor-in-chief. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
“Diverse Strategies for New Testament Intertextuality.” (With Steve Moyise). In Exploring Intertextuality: Diverse Strategies for New Testament Interpretation of Texts. Edited by B. J. Oropeza and Steve Moyise, xiii-xix. Eugene: Cascade Books, 2016.
“New Covenant Knowledge in an Earthenware Jar: Intertextual Reconfigurations of Jeremiah in 2 Corinthians 1:21–22, 3:2–11, and 4:7.” Bulletin for Biblical Research 28.3 (2019): 405-424.
“Paul’s Use of Deutero-Isaiah in Romans 2:24 and in the Gospel of Romans.” In Scripture, Texts, and Tracings in Romans. Edited by A. Andrew Das, with Linda L. Belleville. Lanham, MD: Fortress Academic/Lexington Books, 2020.
“Paul and Theodicy: Intertextual Thoughts on God’s Justice and Faithfulness to Israel in Romans 9–11.” New Testament Studies 53 (2007): 57–80.
“Running in Vain, but Not as an Athlete (Galatians 2:2): The Impact of Habakkuk 2:2–4 on Paul’s Apostolic Commission.” Pages 139–50 in Jesus and Paul: Global Perspectives in Honor of James D. G. Dunn, a Festschrift for His 70th Birthday. Edited by B. J. Oropeza, C.K. Robertson, Douglas C. Mohrmann. Library of New Testament Studies. London: T.&T. Clark, 2009.
“Echoes of Isaiah in the Rhetoric of Paul: New Exodus, Wisdom, and the Humility of the Cross in Utopian-Apocalyptic Expectations.” In The Intertexture of Apocalyptic Discourse. Vernon Robbins and Duane Watson, eds. Society of Biblical Literature Symposium Series. Atlanta: Scholars Press/Leiden: E. J. Brill. 2002. 87-113.

Isaiah: see Intertextuality

Jeremiah: see Intertextuality

Judas Iscariot

“Judas’ Death and Final Destiny in the Gospels and Earliest Christian Writings.” Neotestamentica 44(2) (2010): 342–62.
“Apostasie in den Schriften des Neuen Testaments: Auf den Spuren des Judas und anderer Abtrünniger in den Evangelien, den johanneischen Schriften und der Apostelgeschichte,” Zeitschrift für Neues Testament 41.21 (2018): 61–77.

Lord’s Supper

“Wine and the Lord’s Supper in the Gospels, Paul, and Today.” In Religion and Alcohol: Sobering Thoughts. C. K. Robertson, ed. New York: Peter Lang, 2004.

Martial Arts

“Enter the Dragon? Wrestling with the Martial Arts Phenomenon.” (with Ron Rhodes and Erwin DeCastro), Christian Research Journal 16 (Fall 1993), 24-34.
“Wrestling with the Martial Arts Phenomenon – Part Two.” (with Ron Rhodes and Erwin DeCastro), Christian Research Journal 16 (Winter 1994), 24-31.

Meat Sacrificed to Idols

“Meat.” In Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception. Vol. 17. Edited by Edited by Gary S. Helft, Christine Helmer, Steven McKenzie, Thomas Römer, Jens Schröter, et al. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2020.
“Laying to Rest the Midrash: Paul’s Message on Meat Sacrificed to Idols in Light of the Deuteronomic Tradition.” Biblica 79 (1998), 57-68.

Midrash

“Midrash.” (With Lori Baron). In Exploring Intertextuality: Diverse Strategies for New Testament Interpretation of Texts. Edited by B. J. Oropeza and Steve Moyise, 63-80. Eugene: Cascade Books, 2016.
“Ancient Midrash in the Age of Intertextuality.” In New Studies in Textual Interplay. Craig Evans, B. J. Oropeza, and Paul Sloan, eds. Library of New Testament Studies. London: Bloomsbury, 2020. 
“Laying to Rest the Midrash: Paul’s Message on Meat Sacrificed to Idols in Light of the Deuteronomic Tradition.” Biblica 79 (1998), 57-68.

New Testament Use of Old Testament: see Intertextuality

Pauline Studies/ New Perspective on Paul: see also 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Romans, etc.

“Paul in Perspective: An Overview of the Landscape more than 40 Years after Paul and Palestinian Judaism” (with Scot McKnight). In Perspectives on Paul: Five Views. Scot McKnight and B. J. Oropeza, eds. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2020.
“Pauline Theology.” In Global Wesleyan Dictionary of Biblical Theology. Edited by Robert Branson. Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 2020.
“Paul’s Context-Driven Use of Scripture.” Didaktikos: Journal of Theological Education 2/5 (April, 2019): 46-47.
“Echoes of Isaiah in the Rhetoric of Paul: New Exodus, Wisdom, and the Humility of the Cross in Utopian-Apocalyptic Expectations.” In The Intertexture of Apocalyptic Discourse. Vernon Robbins and Duane Watson, eds. Society of Biblical Literature Symposium Series. Atlanta: Scholars Press/Leiden: E. J. Brill. 2002. 87-113.
“Situational Immorality: Paul’s ‘Vice Lists’ at Corinth.” The Expository Times (Oct. 1998), 9-10.

Perseverance (see Apostasy)

Practical Theology

“Practical Theology: A Bridge across the Divide?” (With Paul Schrier) in Christian College, Christian Calling. Steve Wickens and Paul Schrier, eds. Walnut Creek, Calif.: Altamira, 2005.

Predestination

“Paul and Theodicy: Intertextual Thoughts on God’s Justice and Faithfulness to Israel in Romans 9–11.” New Testament Studies 53 (2007): 57–80.

Resurrection

“Corinthian Diversity, Mythological Beliefs, and Bodily Immortality related to the Resurrection (1 Corinthians 15).” Pages 213-47 in Scripture, Texts, and Tracings in 1 Corinthians. Linda L. Belleville and B. J. Oropeza, eds. Lanham, MD: Fortress Academic/Lexington Books, 2019.

Rhetorical studies

“Rhetography: Seeing Biblical Texts through Visual Exegesis.” Didaktikos: Journal of Theological Education 2 (2018): 37–38.

Romans

“Paul’s Use of Deutero-Isaiah in Romans 2:24 and in the Gospel of Romans.” In Scripture, Texts, and Tracings in Romans. Edited by A. Andrew Das, with Linda L. Belleville. Lanham, MD: Fortress Academic/Lexington Books, 2020.
“Paul and Theodicy: Intertextual Thoughts on God’s Justice and Faithfulness to Israel in Romans 9–11.” New Testament Studies 53 (2007): 57–80.

Septuagint

“Tobit.” The Lexham English Septuagint. English translation based on The Lexham Greek-English Interlinear Septuagint. Edited by Ken M. Penner, Rick Brannan, Israel Loken, Michael Aubrey, Isaiah Hoogendyk. Lexham Bible Reference Series. Seattle: Logos Software, 2012-13.
“Tobit.” The Lexham Greek-English Interlinear Septuagint. Lexham Bible Reference Series. Edited by Randall Tan, David A. DeSilva. Seattle: Logos Software, 2010

Sexual Ethics

“What is Sex? Singles and Erotic Boundaries.” Pages 27–63 in Religion and Sexuality: Conflicts and Controversies. C. K. Robertson, ed. New York: Peter Lang, 2006.

Superheroes

“Superhero Myth and the Restoration of Paradise.” Introduction in pages 1–24 in The Gospel According to Superheroes: Religion and Popular Culture. New York: Peter Lang Publishers, 2005.
 “‘Behold! The Hero Has Become Like One of Us’: The Perfectly Imperfect Spider-Man.” Pages 127–143 in The Gospel According to Superheroes: Religion and Popular Culture. New York: Peter Lang Publishers, 2005.
“The God-Man Revisited: Christology through the Blank Eyes of the Silver Surfer.” Pages 155–69 in The Gospel According to Superheroes: Religion and Popular Culture. New York: Peter Lang Publishers, 2005.

Synoptic Gospel studies:

“Wine and the Lord’s Supper in the Gospels, Paul, and Today.” In Religion and Alcohol: Sobering Thoughts. C. K. Robertson, ed. New York: Peter Lang, 2004.
“Apostasie in den Schriften des Neuen Testaments: Auf den Spuren des Judas und anderer Abtrünniger in den Evangelien, den johanneischen Schriften und der Apostelgeschichte,” Zeitschrift für Neues Testament 41.21 (2018): 61–77.
“Judas’ Death and Final Destiny in the Gospels and Earliest Christian Writings.” Neotestamentica 44(2) (2010): 342–62.

Theodicy: see Predestination