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gallio


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Gallio 
  the  elder  brother  of  Seneca  the  philosopher,  who  was  tutor  and 
  for  some  time  minister  of  the  emperor  Nero.  He  was  "deputy", 
  i.e.,  proconsul,  as  in  Revised  Version,  of  Achaia,  under  the 
  emperor  Claudius,  when  Paul  visited  Corinth  (Acts  18:12).  The 
  word  used  here  by  Luke  in  describing  the  rank  of  Gallio  shows 
  his  accuracy.  Achaia  was  a  senatorial  province  under  Claudius, 
  and  the  governor  of  such  a  province  was  called  a  "proconsul."  He 
  is  spoken  of  by  his  contemporaries  as  "sweet  Gallio,"  and  is 
  described  as  a  most  popular  and  affectionate  man.  When  the  Jews 
  brought  Paul  before  his  tribunal  on  the  charge  of  persuading 
  "men  to  worship  God  contrary  to  the  law"  (18:13),  he  refused  to 
  listen  to  them  and  "drave  them  from  the  judgment  seat"  (18:16). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Gallio,  who  sucks,  or  lives  on  milk