Gallio
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Gallio

who sucks, or lives on milk

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Gallio

(one who lives on milk), Junius Annaeus Gallio, the Roman proconsul of Achaia when St. Paul was at Corinth, A.D. 53, under the emperor Claudius. (Acts 18:12) He was brother to Lucius Annaeus Seneca, the philosopher. Jerome in the Chronicle of Eusebius says that he committed suicide in 65 A.D. Winer thinks he was put to death by Nero.

ATS Bible Dictionary
Gallio

A proconsul of Archaia, under the emperor Claudius, in the time of Paul, Acts 18:12-17. He was the elder brother of the philosopher Seneca, who describes him as uncommonly amiable and upright. His residence was at Corinth; and when the Jews of the city made an insurrection against Paul, and dragged him before the judgment seat, Gallio refused to entertain their clamorous and unjust demands. The Greeks who were present, pleased with the rebuff the persecuting Jews had received, fell upon Sosthenes their leader, and beat him upon the spot, a mode of retribution that Gallio ought not to have allowed. Like his brother Seneca, he suffered death by order of the tyrant Nero.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
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).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GALLIO

gal'-i-o (Gallion): The Roman deputy or proconsul of Achaia, before whom Paul was haled by his Jewish accusers on the apostle's first visit to Corinth, during his second missionary journey (Acts 18:12-17). The trial was not of long duration. Although Gallio extended his protection to the Jewish religion as one of the religions recognized by the state, he contemptuously rejected the claim of the Jews that their law was binding upon all. In the eyes of the proconsul, the only law universally applicable was that of the Roman code and social morality: under neither was the prisoner chargeable; therefore, without even waiting to hear Paul's speech in his own defense, he summarily ordered his lictors to clear the court. Even the subsequent treatment meted out to Sosthenes, the chief ruler of the synagogue, was to him a matter of indifference. The beating of Sosthenes is ascribed by different readings to "Jews" and to "Greeks," but the incident is referred to by the writer of Acts to show that the sympathies of the populace lay with Paul, and that Gallio made no attempt to suppress them. Gallio has often been instanced as typical of one who is careless or indifferent to religion, yet in the account given of him in Acts, he merely displayed an attitude characteristic of the manner in which Roman governors regarded the religious disputes of the time (compare also LYSIAS; FELIX; FESTUS). Trained by his administrative duties to practical thinking and precision of language, he refused to adjudicate the squabbles of what he regarded as an obscure religious sect, whose law was to him a subtle quibbling with "words and names."

According to extra-canonical references, the original name of Gallio was Marcus Annaeus Novatus, but this was changed on his being adopted by the rhetorician, Lucius Junius Gallio. He was born at Cordova, but came to Rome in the reign of Tiberius. He was the brother of the philosopher Seneca, by whom, as also by Statius, reference is made to the affable nature of his character. As Achaia was reconstituted a proconsular province by Claudius in 44 A.D., the accession of Gallio to office must have been subsequent to that date, and has been variously placed at 51-53 A.D. (compare also Knowling in The Expositor's Greek Testament, II, 389-92).

C. M. Kerr

Greek
1058. Gallion -- Gallio, proconsul of Asia
... Gallio, proconsul of Asia. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: Gallion
Phonetic Spelling: (gal-lee'-own) Short Definition: Gallio Definition: Gallio ...
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Library

Gallio
... THE ACTS CHAP. XIII TO END GALLIO. ... How little Gallio dreamed that he would live
for ever in men's mouths by reason of this one judicial dictum! ...
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Paul's Work at Corinth
... But when Gallio was governor of Greece, the Jews joined in an attack on Paul and
brought him before the court on the charge that he led people to worship God ...
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Acts XVIII
... (12) "While Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews, with one accord, rose up against
Paul and led him to ... The incident reflects great credit upon Gallio. 17. ...
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The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians
... Corinth. When St. Paul visited it, it was under a proconsul, Junius Gallio,
the brother of the philosopher Seneca. The possession ...
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Corinth
... They rose in a body and "made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought
him to the judgment seat" of Gallio, who was then proconsul of Achaia. ...
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Paul in Corinth.
... This promise did not fail, when the Jews laid hold of him, and led him to the tribunal
of Gallio; for the deputy refused to hear their accusation, and ...
/.../dick/lectures on the acts of the apostles/lecture xxi paul in corinth.htm

Acts xvii. 32-34, xviii. 1
... And when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord
against Paul, and brought him to the judgment-seat." (v.11, 12.) Do you ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on acts and romans/homily xxxix acts xvii 32-34.htm

The Acts of the Apostles.
... The description of persons introduced in the Acts such as Gamaliel, Herod, Agrippa
I., Bernice, Felix, Festus, Gallio, agrees as far as it goes entirely with ...
/.../schaff/history of the christian church volume i/section 85 the acts of.htm

Second Missionary Journey
... were: Claudius, Emperor of Rome (Nero became Emperor in 54 AD); Herod Agrippa II.,
King of Chalcis (who also gets Batanea and Trachontis); and Gallio,#NAME?2 ...
/.../sell/bible studies in the life of paul/study iv second missionary journey.htm

The Ministry of Paul in Thessalonica, Berea, Athens, and Corinth.
... Gallio, brother of the celebrated Seneca the philosopher, was now "the deputy of
Achaia;" [112:4] and when the bigoted and incensed Israelites "made ...
/.../killen/the ancient church/chapter vii the ministry of.htm

Thesaurus
Gallio (3 Occurrences)
... The word used here by Luke in describing the rank of Gallio shows his accuracy.
Achaia ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. GALLIO. gal ...
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Achaia (11 Occurrences)
... It was at the time when Luke wrote the Acts of the Apostles under the proconsular
form of government; hence the appropriate title given to Gallio as the "deputy ...
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Judgment-seat (10 Occurrences)
... Acts 18:12 But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose
up against Paul and brought him before the judgment-seat, (ASV DBY WBS). ...
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Judge's (8 Occurrences)
... (WEY BBE NIV). Acts 18:12 But when Gallio was ruler of Achaia, all the Jews together
made an attack on Paul, and took him to the judge's seat, (BBE). ...
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Tribunal (11 Occurrences)
... Acts 18:12 And Gallio being proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made a rush with one
accord upon Paul, and brought him unto the tribunal, (YLT RSV). ...
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Attack (221 Occurrences)
... Acts 18:12 But when Gallio was ruler of Achaia, all the Jews together made an
attack on Paul, and took him to the judge's seat, (BBE RSV NIV). ...
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Sosthenes (2 Occurrences)
... Safe in strength, the chief ruler of the synagogue at Corinth, who was seized and
beaten by the mob in the presence of Gallio, the Roman governor, when he ...
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Corinth (13 Occurrences)
... It had a large mixed population of Romans, Greeks, and Jews. When Paul first visited
the city (AD 51 or 52), Gallio, the brother of Seneca, was proconsul. ...
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Gallim (2 Occurrences)

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Seat (256 Occurrences)
... Acts 18:12 But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose
up against Paul and brought him before the judgment seat, (WEB KJV ASV BBE ...
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Concordance
Gallio (3 Occurrences)

Acts 18:12
But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him before the judgment seat,
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 18:14
But when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, "If indeed it were a matter of wrong or of wicked crime, you Jews, it would be reasonable that I should bear with you;
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 18:17
Then all the Greeks laid hold on Sosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat. Gallio didn't care about any of these things.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

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Gallio

Gallio: Dismisses Complaint of Jews Against Paul

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