Josep Rius-Camps - Jenny Read-Heimerdinger, «The Variant Readings of the Western Text of the Acts of the Apostles (XVIII).», Vol. 19 (2006) 99-112
13:1-12 is the section covered by these notes, a passage that marks an important development in the narrative as Paul becomes the main protagonist for the rest of the book of Acts. It is in these verses that the Holy Spirit calls him, by his name of Saul, to be the collaborator of Barnabas for the work of spreading the message of Jesus to the Gentiles. The mission begins in Cyprus, where Paul’s strategy of visiting the Jews first, in order to prepare them for the entry of the Gentiles into Israel, will be shown up by Luke, in the text of Codex Bezae, to be out of step with the plan of Jesus.