Gamaliel

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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.
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 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.
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, 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).
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One of the maxims of Rabban Gamaliel is included in the first chapter of the tractate Abot of the Mishnah: "Rabban Gamliel says: Set up a master [rav] for yourself, avoid doubt.
The Pharisee Gamaliel is also mentioned a second time in the book of Acts in connection with the arrest of Paul and his trial by the members of the council.
Gamaliel is of course bewildered that he arouses such intense hatred, not only on the part of his wife but also on the part of their two daughters.
To help avoid detection, the werlings are capable of transforming themselves into various small animals, though a plump, clumsy little student named Gamaliel is having a hard time learning how to do this.
While this work represents a sincere effort on the part of a conservative evangelical Christian to find a positive understanding of Hinduism, Gamaliel is not able to suggest more than the idea that it represents a guide to the gospel.