Defender of the Faith
At the council of Jerusalem, the challenge of the Pharisees was met. Now he deals with an episode that followed at Antioch. Certain people came there from Jerusalem, Judaizing Pharisees, important people, important enough to intimidate Peter and other important Jews there. They came and the result was that not only Peter and a number of other Jews who were Christians, but also Barnabas Paul’s closest associate, began to play the role of the Pharisees, to dissemble, and were guilty we are told, of dissimulation.