Gamaliel gəmā´lēəl [key].
1 In the Bible, Manassite chief. 2 In the New Testament, president of the Sanhedrin at Jerusalem; teacher of St. Paul. He was also known as Gamaliel I, or Gamaliel the Elder. Grandson and disciple of the famous scholar Hillel, he advocated leniency toward Christians. 3 Grandson of Gamaliel I; fl. AD 80. Also known as Gamaliel II, he helped consolidate Judaism after the Jewish war (AD 66–70).
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