Gamaliel (Guh-may´lee-uhl; Heb., “recompense of God”)

1 The son of Pedahzur, a prince of Manasseh on the march through the wilderness (Num 1:10; Num 2:20). 2 A Pharisee in the Sanhedrin, honored by all the people, who counseled letting the apostles out of prison (Acts 5:34-39) and a teacher of the law who instructed Paul (Acts 22:3). In rabbinic literature, this Gamaliel is identified as Gamaliel I or the Elder, who flourished in the mid-first century. 3 Gamaliel II (late first and early second century), the leader of the rabbinic assembly that gathered after the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE. To him and his predecessor or colleague, Johanan ben Zakkai, are credited many of the adaptations made by Judaism in response to the loss of Temple and priesthood in 70 CE.

Num 1:10

10From the sons of Joseph:
from Ephraim, Elishama son of Ammihud;
from Manasseh, Gamaliel son of Pedahzur.

Num 2:20

20Next to him shall be the tribe of Manasseh. The leader of the people of Manasseh shall be Gamaliel son of Pedahzur,

Acts 5:34-39

34But a Pharisee in the council named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, respected by all the people, stood up and ordered the men to be put outside for a short ti ... View more

Acts 22:3

3“I am a Jew, born in Tarsus in Cilicia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, educated strictly according to our ancestral law, being zealous fo ... View more

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