1. Galatians 2:11 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

When did Peter go to Antioch?

Galatians 2:11 (ESV)

11 But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned.

Scripture does not give further details about Peter’s visit to Antioch. The date was most likely after his miraculous deliverance from prison (Acts 12:17) and before the Jerusalem Council (Acts 15:1–35). At the time of his visit, Syrian Antioch was the third largest city of the Roman Empire, with a population of nearly 250,000 of which the Jews may have been around 25,000.1