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Gamaliel (ga-mâ'li-el), recompense of God. 1. Son of Pedahzur; prince or captain of the tribe of Manasseh at the census at Sinai, Numbers 1:10; Numbers 2:20; Numbers 7:54; Numbers 7:59, and at starting on the inarch through the wilderness. Numbers 10:23. (b.c. 1490.) 2. A Pharisee and celebrated doctor of the law, who gave prudent worldly advice in the Sanhedrin respecting the treatment of the followers of Jesus of Nazareth. Acts 5:34 ff. (a.d. 29.) He was Paul's teacher. Acts 22:3. He is generally Identified with Gamaliel, the grandson of Hillel, who is referred to as authority in the Jewish Mishna.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Gamaliel'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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