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Heidegger's Bible Handbook: Philemon: Detailed Outline

4. The Parts are the Introduction, the treatment, and the Epilogue. Interpreters of the Epistle, Ancient, Reformed, Lutheran, Roman Catholic; and also a Synoptic Table.

The Epistle has three parts: an introduction, the treatment, and an epilogue.

I. The Introduction.

For Philemon, Apphia, and Archippus, he prays grace and peace (verses 1-3).

II. The Treatment.

Giving thanks to God on account proven faith and charity of Philemon (verses 4-9), by several argument he intercedes for the reception of Onesimus (verses 10-21).

III. The Epilogue.

Ordering that hospitality be prepared for him (verse 22), he sends greeting and closes (verses 23-25).

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