Bible Names A-G : Gamaliel


Gamaliel in Wikipedia Gamaliel the Elder English pronunciation: /ɡəˈmeɪljəl/,[1] or Rabbi Gamaliel I, was a leading authority in the Sanhedrin in the mid first century. He was the grandson of the great Jewish teacher Hillel the Elder, and died twenty years before the destruction of the second temple in Jerusalem. He fathered a son, whom he called Simeon, after his father's name[2], and a daughter, whose daughter (i.e., Gamaliel's granddaughter) married a priest named Simon ben Nathanael[3]. The name Gamaliel is the Greek form of the Hebrew name meaning reward of God. In the Christian tradition, Gamaliel is celebrated as a Pharisee doctor of Jewish Law, who was the teacher of Paul the Apostle[4]; The Book of Acts portrays Gamaliel as a man of great respect[5]...