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"O Taste and See": Septuagint Psalm 33 in 1 Peter

Karen H. Jobes 
Gerald H. Hawthorne Professor of New Testament
Wheaton College and Graduate School
karen.jobes@wheaton.edu

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Abstract

By exploring the intertextual context formed by quotations and allusions to the Greek Old Testament, this paper considers how to understand the referent of to; logiko;n a[dolon gavla ejpipoqhvsate (to logikon adolon gala epipoth├ęsate; "crave pure, spiritual milk") in 1 Pet 2:2. The understanding of the milk as the word of God is rejected in favor of a reading that refers to craving the moral transformation necessary to sustain life in Christ.

 
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