What is the primary meaning of the term living hope, as opposed to any implied meanings?
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
-1 Peter 1:3
Is it a term describing the quality or classification of the hope we are born to - that the hope itself is some how living and thus alive?
Does it describe the result of the hope that we are born to - resulting in us living with Christ?
Or does it describe the object of our hope - our hope is for living, that is, the life that we will have in Jesus Christ.
I suppose all these may be implied from each other, but I'm just trying to get at what is the primary concept that Peter is communicating with regard to the living hope we are born to.
I intuitively lean towards the third option, that Peter is describing the object of the hope we are born to, but I suspect that the grammar demands that the primary description is of the first option, that the hope itself has a quality of being alive.