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Roman senator and provincial governor (proconsul) who presided over the Apostle Paul’s trial in Corinth around ad 51 (Acts 18).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
GALLIO (PERSON) [Gk Galliōn (Γαλλιων)]. L. Iunius Gallio Annaeanus, born M. Annaeus Novatus but later adopted by Iunius Gallio, was the oldest son of the rhetor L. Annaeus Seneca Sr. of Corduba (Spain) and a brother of L. Annaeus Jr., the famous politician and author, and of L. Annaeus Mela (Tac. Ann.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gallio. M. Annaeus Seneca’s son, and brother of the philosopher Seneca, who lived from 3 bc–ad 65. Born in Cordoba, Spain, Gallio came to Rome during Tiberius’ reign. His given name was Marcus Annaeus Novatus, but he assumed the name Gallio after his adoption by the rhetorician Lucius Junius Gallio.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gallio galʹi-ō [Gk Galliōn]. The Roman deputy or Proconsul of Achaia before whom Paul was brought by his Jewish accusers on his first visit to Corinth, during his second missionary journey (Acts 18:12–17). The trial was not of long duration. Although Gallio extended his protection to the Jewish religion
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
GALLIO Marcus Annaeus Seneca’s son, and brother of the philosopher Seneca, who lived from 3 bc to ad 65. Born in Cordoba, Spain, Gallio came to Rome during Tiberius’s reign. His given name was Marcus Annaeus Novatus, but he assumed the name Gallio after his adoption by the rhetorician Lucius Junius Gallio.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Gallio (gal´ee-oh), the son of the Roman rhetorician Seneca, brother of Seneca the philosopher, and holder of several important civil positions in the Roman Empire. His full name was Lucius Junius Gallio Annaeus. According to Acts 18:12–17, Paul was brought before Gallio’s judgment seat in Corinth (discovered
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
GALLIO. The Roman proconsul of Achaia in Greece when Paul labored in Corinth on his second missionary journey (Acts 18:12–17). He was the son of M. Annaeus Seneca and was born in Cordoba, Spain, c. 3 b.c. His two younger brothers were Seneca, the philosopher and tutor of Nero, and Marcus Annaeus Mela,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
GALLIO. Lucius Junius Annaeus (or Annaeanus) Gallio was the son of Seneca the rhetorician and brother of Seneca the philosopher. An inscription at Delphi (SIG, 23, 801; cf. text and discussion by K. Lake, BC, 5, pp. 460ff.) makes it virtually certain that he was proconsul of Achaia in ad 52–53, in which
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gallio (Gk. Gallɩ́ōn)Eldest son of Lucius Seneca, father of the philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca. Annaeus Novatus (Gallio) was adopted by the senator Lucius Iunius Gallio and took his name. The banishment of his brother Seneca early in Claudius’s reign (41 c.e.) may have affected Gallio’s career, but
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gallio [gălˊĭ ō] (Gk. Galliōn).† Lucius Junius Annaeus Gallio, proconsul of the Roman province of Achaia at the time of Paul’s second missionary journey. When the Jews brought the apostle before the tribunal at Corinth, charging that Paul’s teachings were contrary to the law, Gallio refused to
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Gallio, Marcus Annaeus Novatus
GALLIO, MARCUS ANNAEUS NOVATUS (later L. Junius Gallio Annaeus after he was adopted by Lucius Junius Gallio) The oldest son of L. Annaeus Seneca and a brother of Seneca, the famous orator and tutor to Emperor Nero. Born in Roman Spain (Hispania), he was part of a very prominent family in Rome and was
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Gal´lio (one who lives on milk), Junius Annæus Gallio, the Roman proconsul of Achaia when St. Paul was at Corinth, a.d. 53, under the emperor Claudius. Acts 18:12. He was brother to Lucius Annæus Seneca, the philosopher. Jerome in the Chronicle of Eusebius says that he committed suicide in 65 a.d. Winer