based on the main article, 'Jehovah'
When Jesus walked this earth, the Pharisees were strong supporters of the God Jehovah.
The Pharisees were preoccupied with rules, regulations and an outward show of righteousness, but they did not understand the love God has for each one of us. They didn't have the understanding Jesus had about about God's love being far more important than strict laws and observance of religious tradition.
Jesus rebuked the Pharisees on various occasions and warned his followers about them. Luke 12:1, Matthew 16:6, Matthew 12:11. Sure enough, immediately after Jesus died, a high ranking Pharisee and avid persecutor of Christians, quickly became one of the most respected leaders in the early Christian congregation. Get The Facts About The Apostle Paul