Gamaliel


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Acts 22:3 (HCSB)
“I am a Jewish man, born in Tarsus of Cilicia but brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel and educated according to the strict view of our patriarchal law.”

After being interrogated by a Roman commander and then given permission to address an angry Jewish crowd (A riot had developed as a result of the Apostle Paul’s last visit to the temple complex in Jerusalem because he had been recognized by Jews from Asia who had previously seen him with Trophimus the Ephesian in the city. The Jews now had supposed that Paul had brought Trophimus, a gentile, with him into the temple complex… defiling it.), Paul then identified and defended himself by including his tenure as a student of Gamaliel (Acts 21:26-22:3).

Gamaliel was the most prominent rabbi of his day. He belonged to the Pharisaic minority of the Sanhedrin and he…

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