[guh-mey-lee-uh l, -meyl-yuh l]
- (“the Elder” or “Gamaliel I”), died a.d. 50?, the teacher of Paul (Acts 22:3); the grandson of Hillel.
- his grandson (“the Younger” or “Gamaliel II”), died a.d. 115?, leader of the Jews after the destruction of Jerusalem, a.d. 70.
- a male given name: from Hebrew, meaning “the Lord is my reward.”
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Examples from the Web for gamaliel
It is believed that the truly great and venerable Gamaliel is buried here.Byeways in Palestine
This was Gamaliel, at whose feet Paul tells us he was brought up.The Life of St. Paul
But Gamaliel went on without allowing himself to be checked.
Gamaliel, the Jew, would lend her as much as she would require on this gem.
In the hall he met Gamaliel, to whom a slave-girl was handing his stick.
Word Origin and History for gamaliel
masc. proper name, from Greek Gamaliel, from Hebrew Gamli'el, literally "reward of God."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper