1. Galatians 2:13 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What is Peter’s hypocrisy?

Galatians 2:13 (ESV)

13 And the rest of the Jews acted hypocritically along with him, so that even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy.

Peter’s hypocrisy is a reference to the fact that he acted in a manner that was different from what he knew to be true/believed. The word itself comes from the Greek theatre, where actors wore masks to play different parts. Eventually it came to be used in the religious context as well.1