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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I have a tradition from Rabban Gamaliel the Elder that: 'They permit a wife to remarry on the testimony of a single witness [to her husband's death].
4) "When Rabban Gamaliel the Elder died, the glory of the Torah came to an end" states the Mishnah, tractate Sotah 9:15.