barbarian (bâr’behreeun) – the sound of an unknown tongue upon a well ordered ear.
What Jesus said to the people who had a well ordered religion was barbaric and so they politely crucified him. They thought it was the best way to remove the barbarian from among the civilized and to stop his caustic affect upon decent people. What Paul said to the well ordered religionists was also barbaric so they politely stoned him (the old fashioned way) for the same reason.
barb (bârb) – a sharp point which faces in the opposite direction of the main point of a weapon making it extremely difficult to remove.