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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Gamaliel
    reward of God. (1.) A chief of the tribe of Manasseh at the
    census at Sinai (Num. 1:10; 2:20; 7:54, 59).
      (2.) The son of rabbi Simeon, and grandson of the famous rabbi
    Hillel. He was a Pharisse, and therefore the opponent of the
    party of the Sadducees. He was noted for his learning, and was
    president of the Sanhedrim during the regins of Tiberius,
    Caligula, and Claudius, and died, it is said, about eighteen
    years before the destruction of Jerusalem.
      When the apostles were brought before the council, charged
    with preaching the resurrection of Jesus, as a zealous Pharisee
    Gamaliel councelled moderation and calmness. By a reference to
    well-known events, he advised them to "refrain from these men."
    If their work or counsel was of man, it would come to nothing;
    but if it was of God, they could not destroy it, and therefore
    ought to be on their guard lest they should be "found fighting
    against God" (Acts 5:34-40). Paul was one of his disciples
    (22:3).

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Gamaliel, recompense of God; camel of God