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The letter to Philemon

a new translation with notes and commentary
  • 561 Pages
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  • English
W.B. Eerdmans Pub. , Grand Rapids, Mich
Bible. N.T. Philemon -- Commenta
Other titlesBible. N.T. Epistles of Paul. English. Selections. 2000.
StatementMarkus Barth and Helmut Blanke.
SeriesThe Eerdmans critical commentary
LC ClassificationsBS2765.3 .B37 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 561 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6781355M
ISBN 100802838294
LC Control Number00028776

Author: The author of the Book of Philemon was the apostle Paul (Philemon ). Date of Writing: The Book of Philemon was written in approximately A. Purpose of Writing: The letter to Philemon is the shortest of all Paul’s writings and deals with the practice of slavery.

The letter suggests that Paul was in prison at the time of the writing. Philemon was a slave owner who also hosted. The book of Philemon is a Prison Epistle (letter written while in prison), which Paul wrote circa 61 A.D. The key personalities of Philemon are Paul, Philemon, and Onesimus.

It was written to Philemon as a plea to request forgiveness for his runaway servant Onesimus, who was a new believer in Jesus Christ. The book of Philemon was actually written onbehalf of another person. Paul wrote this letter in order to ask Philemon toaccept Onesimus back into his household.

“I appeal to you for my son Onesimus.”(Phil) Onesimus was a slave of Philemons. It is not known exactly why heleft Philemon. Some think he left just so he could have freedom. It more likely refers to Philemon than to the last one named, Archippus; Philemon is then the owner of the slave Onesimus.

An alternate view is that the actual master of the slave is Archippus and that the one to whom the letter is addressed, Philemon, is the most prominent Christian there; see note on Col   Philemon Paul knows he could simply order Philemon to free Onesimus, but instead he chooses to challenge Philemon to do the right thing of his own volition.

Philemon Philemon might have considered Onesimus’ escape to be a great injustice, but Paul offers a different perspective. The letter to Philemon book Date Written: Approximately A.D.

Written to: Philemon, a wealthy Christian at Colossae, and all future readers of the Bible. Key Characters in Philemon: Paul, Onesimus, Philemon. Landscape of Philemon: Paul was imprisoned in Rome when he wrote this personal letter. It was addressed to Philemon and to the other members of the church at Author: Jack Zavada.

Too often, McKnight says, studies of this short letter gloss over the issue of slavery—an issue that must be recognized and dealt with if Christians are to read Philemon faithfully. Pastors and scholars will find in this volume the insight they need to preach and teach this controversial book in meaningful new ways/5(6).

Philemon King James Version (KJV). 1 Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellowlabourer, 2 And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house: 3 Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

4 I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers. The Book of Philemon. Philemon - I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers, Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints.

Philemon - Yet for love's sake I rather beseech [thee], being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ. I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my.

Paul’s Letter to Philemon and the Book of Sirach. April 1, Robert Arakaki. Onesimus and Paul while Paul is writing to Onesimus’s masters, Philemon and Apphia. One of the shortest books in the New Testament is the Apostle Paul’s letter to Philemon, a Christian who lived in Colosse.

Philemon owned a slave named Onesimus who ran away. This summary of the book of Philemon provides information about the title, author (s), date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of Philemon. Paul wrote this short letter (see vv.

1,9,19) probably at the same time as Colossians (c. a.d. 60; see Introduction to Colossians: Author. As it turned out, Paul was a friend of Philemon. So when Paul told Onesimus the good news about Jesus and Onesimus believed, Paul desired forgiveness and reconciliation between Onesimus and Philemon—now brothers in Christ.

So Paul wrote a letter and told Onesimus to take it to Philemon. The Book of Philemon is that letter. Paul helps his friend Philemon to reconcile with his escaped former slave Onesimus, and shows that they are equals because of Jesus. One of Paul's shortest and the most explosive letters, the book of Philemon demonstrates the gospel through action.

It's written to Philemon whose slave Onesimus ran away and became a believer under Paul's teaching. Watch our overview video on the book of Philemon, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought.

In this letter, Paul helps his friend Philemon to reconcile with his. This letter to Philemon is an appeal for him to receive Onesimus now as a brother in Christ, and for him to forgive Onesimus if he had done any wrong.

PURPOSE OF WRITING: From the content of the epistle, it appears that Paul had both a primary and secondary purpose:. Though this little book is only twenty-five verses in the English Bible, it is packed with abiding truths so needed in our modern world.

Let us consider several of these: Christian Ethics. The letter to Philemon is a brilliant affirmation of Christian ethics. The Epistle to Philemon is one of apostle Paul’s prison letters, and is also the shortest of all the Pauline epistles.

Paul wrote this letter to the slave owner Philemon regarding Onesimus, a slave who had robbed his master and run away from him.

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Onesimus made it to Rome, where Paul was imprisoned at the. The book of Philemon is a letter written by the Apostle Paul while in prison, to Philemon in regards to his slave, Onesimus. Apparently, Onesimus stole from his master then ran away to Rome where he met Paul and became a believer.

This letter is a personal appeal by the Apostle to Philemon, a fellow brother in Christ to forgive and restore. Eerdmans, Most Christians would know that the short New Testament book of Philemon has something to do with slavery and Christianity.

In just 25 verses we read about Paul’s concern for the slave Onesimus, and his owner Philemon who lives in Colossae. Usually the epistle to Philemon is paired with the letter to Colossians, [ ].

Go To Philemon Index. Title: The title of this letter is the name of the addressee, taken from (verse 1). Authorship: There is little doubt that Paul wrote this epistle, since he refers to himself at least three times (in verses 1, 9 and 19). Its canonicity was widely recognized in the early church, particularly by Ignatius, Tertullian, Origen, Eusebius, Marcion, and in the Muratorian Canon.

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In this letter Paul will appeal to Philemon regarding a runaway slave who has met Jesus and found refuge with Paul. In the customs of that day, Philemon’s wife Apphia was the supervisor of the slaves in the household, so the letter concerned her also.

Paul and Philemon may have had what is known as a patron-client relationship. Most of the people mentioned in this letter (for example, Apphia, Archipus, and others), including Philemon and Onesimus, are also mentioned in Colossians, a fact which implies a close relationship between the two letters.

Why was the Letter to Philemon written. Meet the Author of Philemon. We learn in Philemon that the author of this book is the Apostle Paul. After his dramatic conversion on the road to Damascus, Paul’s singular purpose was to prove that Jesus is the Christ (Acts26).

Known as the “apostle to the Gentiles,” Paul is the author of several books and epistles in the New Testament. Philemon and slavery.

The message is contained in the apostle Paul’s letter to Philemon and the issue of that day was slavery. Philemon was a Christian, and he owned a slave. Slavery was a part of the fabric of nearly every culture and nation when Paul penned these words.

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book is entitled “Philemon,” being the eighteenth book of the New Testament canon1. Paul, the writer of the letter, wrote this scripture as a letter format to his Christian brother, Philemon. Paul was in Rome, Italy, at the time where he was a prisoner of Jesus Christ.

The Letter of Paul to Philemon, also called The Epistle Of Saint Paul The Apostle To Philemon, brief New Testament letter written by Paul the Apostle to a wealthy Christian of Colossae, Asia Minor, on behalf of Onesimus, Philemon’s formerwriting from prison, expresses affection for the newly converted Onesimus and asks that he be received in the same spirit that would mark Paul.

Philemon is an interesting letter to have been kept in the Bible. Most of the letters were written to a community of believers, which makes sense to have for us now to read and benefit from them.

The personal letters to Timothy, Titus and even 2 & 3 John have instructions for those individuals about how to live for or serve Christ. Messengers: In Colossians Tychicus was entrusted with the letter with Onesimus as a companion; this Onesimus is the same one of Philemon 3. If the location is the same as that for Colossians, than Paul’s first Roman imprisonment seems to be the best choice for the following reasons.

This article is part of the Why Study the Book. series. Why study Paul’s letters to the Colossians and Philemon. Let me provide three reasons. First, Colossians is unrivalled in its portrayal of the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. The book of Philemon is a short, personal letter.

It is in the New Testament part of the Bible. Paul wrote some encouraging words to Philemon.

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Then, Paul appealed to Philemon on behalf of Philemon's slave. The slave was called Onesimus. Onesimus had escaped from Philemon. Later, Onesimus became a .Mention of others in Philemon’s community also signifies this as a public letter (See notes on v.

1). Some scholars have posited that Apphia must have been a close relation to Philemon since she is mentioned directly after he is, 6 but this position cannot be adopted dogmatically. John Knox has argued that Archippus is the actual master to whom Onesimus is to be reconciled (see Col. The Book of Philemon: • Is one of the four prison epistles of Paul.

- Ephesians - Philippians - Colossians - Philemon • Is Paul’s only one chapter book. • Is Paul’s shortest book. ( words in Greek, and in the KJV) • Is one of Paul’s four books addressed to individuals.

- 1 Timothy - Titus - 2 Timothy - .