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Heidegger's Bible Handbook: Philemon: Inscription

1. The Epistle is inscribed to Philemon, a Phrygian, a Gentile.

This Epistle was written by Saint Paul πρὸς Φιλήμονα, to Philemon. Whom Theophylact makes a Phrygian with respect to race; Jerome, a Colossian with respect native city; but others, a Laodicean. That he was not a Jew, but a Gentile, some gather from this, that Onesimus a Gentile, verse 16, is called ἀδελφὸν καὶ ἐν σαρκὶ καὶ ἐν Κυρίῳ, a brother, both in the flesh and in the Lord.

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Dr. Dilday
Dr. Dilday
Oct 25, 2021
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