Philemon

Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Philemon : an inhabitant of Colosse, and apparently a person of some note among the citizens (Colossians 4:9; Philemon 1:2). He was brought to a knowledge of the gospel through the instrumentality of Paul (Philemon 1:19), and held a prominent place in the Christian community for his piety and beneficence (Philemon 1:4-7). He is called in the epistle a "fellow-labourer," and therefore probably held some office in the church at Colosse; at all events, the title denotes that he took part in the work of spreading a knowledge of the gospel.

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