A-Z: Books of the Bible: Philemon


NT epistle (letter)


This brief letter is addressed by Paul to a Christian slave-owner Philemon, whose slave Onesimus has found refuge with Paul. He urges Philemon to take back Onesimus now as a 'beloved brother'. This provideds a snapshot of one of the social realities (slavery) of the ancient world.

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