I am a Jew . . . brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel (Acts 22:3).
The rabbi Gamaliel is mentioned in ancient Jewish sources, including one reference that suggests he may have taught on these steps that lead to the entrances of the Temple Mount on the south. These broad steps lead up to the south end of the temple precinct and would have made a good place for a speaker to address an audience. It is quite possible that Jesus also taught here.