Gallio (Gal´ee-oh)

The son of the Roman rhetorician Seneca, brother of Seneca the philosopher, and holder of several important civil positions in the Roman Empire. His full name was Lucius Junius Gallio Annaeus. According to (Acts 18:12-17), Paul was brought before Gallio’s judgment seat in Corinth when Gallio was proconsul in Achaia. After a perfunctory hearing, Gallio perceived that the dispute between Paul and his Jewish accusers was over an internal religious matter and refused to proceed with the case.

Acts 18:12-17

12But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made a united attack on Paul and brought him before the tribunal.13They said, “This man is persuading people ... View more

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