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gamaliel


gamaliel


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Gamaliel,  AR 
  Zip  code(s):  72537 
  Gamaliel,  KY  (city,  FIPS  29872) 
  Location:  36.63990  N,  85.79340  W 
  Population  (1990):  462  (211  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  42140 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Gamaliel 
  reward  of  God.  (1.)  A  chief  of  the  tribe  of  Manasseh  at  the 
  census  at  Sinai  (Num.  1:10;  2:20;  7:54,  59). 
 
  (2.)  The  son  of  rabbi  Simeon,  and  grandson  of  the  famous  rabbi 
  Hillel.  He  was  a  Pharisse,  and  therefore  the  opponent  of  the 
  party  of  the  Sadducees.  He  was  noted  for  his  learning,  and  was 
  president  of  the  Sanhedrim  during  the  regins  of  Tiberius, 
  Caligula  and  Claudius,  and  died,  it  is  said  about  eighteen 
  years  before  the  destruction  of  Jerusalem. 
 
  When  the  apostles  were  brought  before  the  council,  charged 
  with  preaching  the  resurrection  of  Jesus,  as  a  zealous  Pharisee 
  Gamaliel  councelled  moderation  and  calmness.  By  a  reference  to 
  well-known  events,  he  advised  them  to  "refrain  from  these  men." 
  If  their  work  or  counsel  was  of  man,  it  would  come  to  nothing; 
  but  if  it  was  of  God,  they  could  not  destroy  it  and  therefore 
  ought  to  be  on  their  guard  lest  they  should  be  "found  fighting 
  against  God"  (Acts  5:34-40).  Paul  was  one  of  his  disciples 
  (22:3). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Gamaliel,  recompense  of  God;  camel  of  God