Philip recalled Yves's stiffnecked simplicity with a faint, appreciative smile.
Strangely, however, so-called Christians today think that we need to help the Jews find a red heifer and rebuild that hunk of uncircumcised stiffnecked pagan junk over there.
Stephen died for pointing out that it was stiffnecked and uncircumcised of David to have desired the temple (after God told him he didn't want a temple) and for Solomon to have built the thing (along with other idolatrous shrines) because God doesn't dwell in temples made with hands.
And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken: [Stephen here makes his defense, concluding with a terrible, denunciation of the Jews as being stiffnecked and persecutors of their prophets, and as betrayers and murderers of Jesus Christ.]
Thus he says (Ex. xxxiv: 9), “If now I have found grace in Thy sight, 0 Lord, let my Lord, I pray Thee, go among us; for it is a stiffnecked people.”