About Me

Benjamin Lappenga

Benjamin Lappenga
Assistant Professor of Theology

Phone: (712) 722-6326


PhD Fuller Theological Seminary (New Testament, 2014)

MA Fuller Theological Seminary Northwest (Biblical Studies and Theology, 2009)

BA Hope College (Classical Languages, 1999)

Areas of Specialization

Biblical Studies (especially Pauline epistles), Greek Language and Linguistics, Theological Interpretation, Hermeneutics

Recent Publications

"'Zealots for Good Works': The Polemical Repercussions of the Word†ZÍlŰtÍs in Titus 2:14," Catholic Biblical Quarterly 75, no. 4 (2013): 704-18.

"Misdirected Emulation and Paradoxical Zeal: Paul's Redefinition of 'The Good' as Object of ZÍlos in Gal 4:12-20," Journal of Biblical Literature 131, no. 4 (2012): 775-96.

Courses Taught

CORE 150 Biblical Foundations

THEO 210 Biblical Studies Methods

THEO 212 Old Testament Prophets

Current Research Interests

I am currently revising my doctoral dissertation on Paul's language of zeal for publication as a monograph. Additionally, I am beginning work on projects related to theological interpretation and the language of zeal/jealousy in second-century Christian writers.