Gamaliel (teacher of the law)
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A first-century ad teacher of the law of Moses, under whom Paul studied (Acts 5:34; Acts 22:3). He was part of the school of Hillel and a member of the Sanhedrin.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
GAMALIEL (PERSON) [Heb gamlı̂ʾēl (גַּמְלִיאֵל); Gk Gamaliēl (Γαμαλιηλ)]. 1. Son of Pedahzur and head of the tribe of Manasseh (Num 1:4, 10, 16). He is so designated by God in the address to Moses, in which a census of Israel’s congregation in the wilderness of Sinai is commanded (Num 1:1–54). Gamaliel
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gamaliel. 1. Pedahzur’s son and captain or prince of Manasseh’s tribe (Nm 10:23). Gamaliel was chosen by Moses to help take the census in the wilderness near Mt Sinai (1:10) and to organize the tribe for the journey to the Promised Land (2:20). He participated in the special 12-day ceremonial offering
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
2. Rabbi Gamaliel I, son of Simon and grandson (according to the Talmud) of Rabbi Hillel (founder of the more liberal of the two main schools of the Pharisees, Shammai being the other). Although an alternate tradition makes Gamaliel the son of Hillel, the Talmud is surely to be preferred on this point.
Gamaliel gə-māʹlēəl [Heb gamlîʾēl—‘God is my recompense/reward,’ indicating the loss of one or more earlier children in the family; Gk Gamaliēl].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
GAMALIEL1. Pedahzur’s son and captain or prince of Manasseh’s tribe (Nm 10:23). Gamaliel was chosen by Moses to help take the census in the wilderness near Mt Sinai (1:10) and to organize the tribe for the journey to the Promised Land (2:20). He participated in the special 12-day ceremonial offering
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
GAMALIEL1. Gamaliel. (“the elder”) was the son of Simon and the grandson of the famous Rabbi Hillel. He occupied an important position in the Jewish council and was held in respect (Acts 5:34–40). He was the first to bear the title “rabban” (our master) instead of the more common “rabbi” (my master).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gamaliel [gə māˊlĭ əl] (Heb. gamlî˒ēl “God is my recompense [or reward]”; Gk. Gamaliēl).†
Catholic Bible Dictionary
GAMALIEL (Hebrew, “God has repaid me”) A famed Jewish teacher who was respected for his learning and was a member of the Sanhedrin in Jerusalem (Acts 5:34). In tradition, he is honored as the first of the seven rabbans, or great rabbis. He was an adherent of the school of Hillel in the interpretation
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Gamaliel. The great Jewish rabbi, ‘had in reputation among all the people’ (Acts 5:34), who was the teacher of St *Paul in his pre-Christian days (Acts 22:3). He was a grandson of the liberal *Hillel, and his broad, tolerant views were well exemplified in his attitude to St *Peter and his companions