Meaning of Gamaliel


Pronunciation: (gu-mā'lē-ul, -māl'yul), [key]
— n.
  1. (“the Elder” or “Gamaliel I”), died a.d. 50?, the teacher of Paul (Acts 22:3); the grandson of Hillel.
  2. his grandson (“the Younger” or “Gamaliel II”), died a.d. 115?, leader of the Jews after the destruction of Jerusalem, a.d. 70.
  3. a male given name: from Hebrew, meaning “the Lord is my reward.”
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