The Merchandising of Virtue
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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[…virtue signaling in the texts…]

Hypocrisy is castigated in the texts, and the presumably most egregious hypocrites are named and condemned:

“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!” (Matthew 23:1–39)

(“Ουαί υμίν γραμματείς και Φαρισαίοι υποκριταί”)

Whence the term pharisaical for hypocritical.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/pharisaical