Why do you suppose Paul circumcised Timothy? In acts 15 we read the Jerusalem Council sent off the following letter to be delivered byt Paul and some others. Acts 15 On the way to deliver this letter Paul circumcises Tmothy. (below) Acts 16 We know that the council's decision was to not burdin the gentiles with circumcision and the law. We also know that Paul was the champion of Christian liberity, and justification by faith apart from the works of the law ( Galations) Timothy was part gentile, and free from the burdin of the law. Why then did Paul circumcise him?