Son of Pedahzur; prince or captain of the tribe of Manasseh at the census at Sinai (Numbers 1:10, 16-17, 44; 2:20-21; 7:54-59), and at starting on the march through the wilderness (Numbers 10:23)
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). We learn from Acts 22:3 that he was the preceptor of St. Paul. He is generally identified with the very celebrated Jewish doctor Gamaliel, grandson of Hillel, and who is referred to as authority in the Jewish Mishna.
Smith's Bible Names Dictionary (1866).
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