“I was still not known
To the churches
ἤμην δὲ ἀγνοούμενος τῷ προσώπῳ ταῖς ἐκκλησίαις τῆς Ἰουδαίας ταῖς ἐν Χριστῷ.
Paul said, “I was still not known (ἤμην δὲ ἀγνοούμενος) by sight (τῷ προσώπῳ) to the churches (ταῖς ἐκκλησίαις) of Christ (ταῖς ἐν Χριστῷ) in Judea (τῆς Ἰουδαίας).” Paul never did visit the various Jewish-Christian communities in Judea. Thus, none of the early Christians in Judea knew anything about Paul. They had never even seen his face. Paul did not connect with these early Jewish Christian communities. What do you know about Judea?