Bible Wiki

Lucius Junius Gallio Annaenus or Gallio (Greek: Γαλλιων, Galliōn; c. 5 BC – c. AD 65), was a Roman governor and brother of the famous writer Seneca. He is mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles for dismissing an accusation against Paul.

Biblical Biography[]

Council held against Paul[]

When Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, Paul was brought before him by the Jews of Corinth accused by having violated the Mosaic Law. This action was presumably headed by Sosthenes who was later seized by the Jews. However, Gallio's approach to this was different, toward religious disputes between Jews and Jewish Christians. Therefore, he dismissed the charge against Paul, therefore Sosthenes was beaten and Gallio did not intervene[1].

His tenure was around 51-52 CE, therefore the Book of Acts can be dated in this time.


  1. Acts 18:12-17 (Link)