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The Book of Philemon

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The book of Philemon is a short letter written by the apostle Paul to a slave owner in Colosse by the name of Philemon. The letter is believed to have been written at the same time as the book of Colossians and was likely delivered to Colosse together with that epistle around a.d. 60.

In this letter Paul speaks of the slave Onesimus, who has apparently stolen from Philemon, run away, and subsequently become a Christian through Paul's ministry. Paul appeals to Philemon, also a Christian, to now accept Onesimus as a fellow believer.

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