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Gamaliel(gəmā`lēəl). 1 In the Bible, Manassite chief. 2 In the New Testament, president of the SanhedrinSanhedrin
, ancient Jewish legal and religious institution in Jerusalem that appears to have exercised the functions of a court between c.63 B.C. and c.A.D. 68. The accounts of it in the Mishna do not correspond to those in Josephus or in the New Testament.
..... Click the link for more information. at Jerusalem; teacher of St. Paul. He was also known as Gamaliel I, or Gamaliel the Elder. Grandson and disciple of the famous scholar HillelHillel,
fl. c.30 B.C.–A.D. 10, Jewish scholar, regarded as the forebear of the later patriarchs who led the Jews of Palestine until c.A.D. 400. The Jerusalem Talmud calls him the president of the Sanhedrin.
..... Click the link for more information. , he advocated leniency toward Christians. 3 Grandson of Gamaliel I; fl. A.D. 80. Also known as Gamaliel II, he helped consolidate Judaism after the Jewish war (A.D. 66–70).