This article argues that the author of 1 Peter uses the expression logikovn ajvdolon
gavla not as a
reference to the word of God as is suggested by many modern scholars (Achtemeier; Boring), but
rather to the whole doctrine of Christ resulting in a new way of life (Jobes). The article consists
of an overview of First Peter, its authorship and audience and the characteristics of the letter. It
discusses the texts of both 1 Peter 2:1-3 and its influence by LXX Psalm 33.