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).
[gal-ee-uh t] /ˈgæl i ət/ noun 1. . [gal-ee-uh t] /ˈgæl i ət/ noun, Nautical. 1. a small galley propelled by both sails and oars. 2. a small ketchlike sailing vessel used for trade along the coast of Germany and nearby countries. /ˈɡælɪət/ noun 1. a variant spelling of galiot /ˈɡælɪət/ noun 1. a small […]
[guh-lip-uh-lee] /gəˈlɪp ə li/ noun 1. a peninsula in NW European Turkey, extending between the Aegean Sea and the Dardanelles. 50 miles (80 km) long. 2. a port in NW Turkey. /ɡəˈlɪpəlɪ/ noun 1. a peninsula in NW Turkey, between the Dardanelles and the Gulf of Saros: scene of a costly but unsuccessful Allied campaign […]
[gal-uh-pot] /ˈgæl əˌpɒt/ noun 1. a small glazed pot used by apothecaries for medicines, confections, or the like. [gal-uh-pot] /ˈgæl əˌpɒt/ noun 1. . [gal-uh-pot] /ˈgæl əˌpɒt/ noun 1. a type of turpentine exuded on the stems of certain species of pine. /ˈɡælɪˌpɒt/ noun 1. a small earthenware pot used by pharmacists as a container […]
[gal-ee-uh m] /ˈgæl i əm/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a rare, steel-gray, trivalent metallic element used in high-temperature thermometers because of its high boiling point (1983°C) and low melting point (30°C). Symbol: Ga; atomic weight: 69.72; atomic number: 31; specific gravity: 5.91 at 20°C. /ˈɡælɪəm/ noun 1. a silvery metallic element that is liquid for a […]