since you are especially familiar with all the Jewish customs and controversies. I beg you, therefore, to listen patiently to me.
left Babylon. He was a skillful scribe of the Law of Moses that the LORD God of Israel had given. And the king granted him everything he had requested because the hand of the LORD his God was upon him.
Having been circumcised on the eighth day, I am of the nation of Israel, from the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews. As far as the Law is concerned, I was a Pharisee.
So Moses learned all the wisdom of the Egyptians and became a great man, both in words and in deeds.
But a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the Law who was respected by all the people, stood up in the Council and ordered the men to be taken outside for a little while.
and know his will, and approve of what is best because you have been instructed in the Law;