. In the vicinity of Caesarea Philippi, Jesus asks his disciples who they think he is. Peter replies: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matt 16:16).
In a recent study Mark Goodwin has suggested that Peter’s language, σὺ εἶ ὁ χριστὸς ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ θεοῦ τοῦ ζῶντος, alludes to Hosea, where
introspection could a monk truly hope to achieve the epitome of spiritual perfection. Although isolation enabled one form of spiritual development, eschewing all social contact would inevitably undermine alternative avenues to spiritual improvement for oneself and others. Communal living offered opportunities
) combined with references to hatred ( שִׂנְאָה ) and slander ( מוֹצִא דִבָּה ): “He who follows discipline shows the way to life, but he who ignores reproof leads astray. He who conceals hatred has lying lips, while he who speaks forth slander is a dullard.” 22 The references to hatred and rebuke recall
[his text] Vorlage …”
Concerning the B and 076, Metzger, A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament (New York: UBS , 1971), 295, has demonstrated that the change to μετὰ ταῦτα is by the hand of an Alexandrian corrector who was motivated by the desire to bring Acts 2:17a back into