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Epistle to the Colossians
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Examines scholarship related to the interpretation of Colossians, including: the identification of the Apostle Paul as author; the letter’s references to false teaching; major theological themes; and literary issues. The letter’s authorship and the identification of the opponents (and their “philosophy”) have been the two driving questions of scholarly inquiry (Schenk, “Der Kolosserbrief,” 3327–64).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Colossians, Letter to the
Colossians, Letter to the, Critical Issues Examines scholarship related to the interpretation of Colossians, including: the identification of the Apostle Paul as author; the letter’s references to false teaching; major theological themes; and literary issues. The letter’s authorship and the identification
Colossians, Letter to the, Introduction to
Colossians, Letter to the A letter attributed to the Apostle Paul and addressed to the Christian believers at the city of Colossae, in Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey). Colossians is one of four so-called Prison Letters, along with Ephesians, Philippians, and Philemon. Colossians is associated closely
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Colossians, Epistle to the
COLOSSIANS, EPISTLE TO THE. Colossians traditionally has been classified as one of the Pauline “imprisonment epistles” since, like Ephesians, Philippians, and Philemon, it appears to have been written while the apostle was in jail (Col 4:3, 10, 18; cf. 1:24). The city of Colossae, in SW Asia Minor, was
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Colossians, Letter to the
Colossians, Letter to the. NT book, one of four “prison letters” attributed to the apostle Paul. As with Philippians, Philemon, and Ephesians, Paul said he was in prison when he wrote Colossians (Col 4:3, 10; cf. Eph 3:1; 4:1; 6:20; Phil 1:12–14; Phlm 9; 10). He sent three of the letters to churches
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Colossians, Epistle to the
Colossians, Epistle to the ke-losh’enz. One of three or four letters that were written by Paul around the same time and sent to various churches in the Roman province of Asia by his friends Tychicus and Onesimus. The others were the Epistles to the Ephesians and to Philemon, and perhaps the enigmatic
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Colossians, Letter to the
COLOSSIANS, LETTER TO THE NT epistle, one of four “prison letters” attributed to the apostle Paul. As with Ephesians, Philippians, and Philemon, Paul said he was in prison when he wrote Colossians (Col 4:3, 10; cf. Eph 3:1; 4:1; 6:20; Phil 1:12–14; Phlm 1:9–10). He sent three of the letters to churches
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Colossians, Letter of Paul to The
Colossians (kuh-losh´uhnz), Letter of Paul to the, one of thirteen letters in the nt attributed to Paul, though some scholars believe it is actually a pseudepigraphical composition. Because the letter has many similarities to Ephesians, these two letters are often called “literary siblings.” It also
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Colossians, Book of (Writing)
COLOSSIANS, BOOK OF. The Epistle to the Colossians is almost universally regarded as a genuine writing of the apostle Paul. Three times the writer calls himself Paul (Col 1:1; 1:23; 4:18). The great concepts of the person and work of Christ, death and resurrection with Christ, harmonious domestic relationships,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Colossians, Letter to The
Colossians, Letter to theA NT letter presenting itself as a communication from Paul and Timothy to Christians in Colossae, a significant city in the Lycus Valley, ca. 195 km. (120 mi.) E of Ephesus (Col. 1:1–2). It implies that the church there was never visited by Paul but founded by one of his associates,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Colossians, Letter to the (Writing)
Colossians, Letter to the. The twelfth book of the New Testament and one of Paul’s Prison Letters.
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Colossians, Letter to The
Colossians, letter to theColossians, one of Paul’s shortest letters, was written to the infant church at Colossae in the Lycus valley of the province of Asia. This Christian community had not been founded by Paul but came into existence during his Ephesian ministry (c. a.d. 52–55; see Ephesus) through
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Colossians, Letter to The
COLOSSIANS, LETTER TO THE A letter of Paul sent to the young church of Colossae in Asia Minor. It includes highly important Christological passages, a warning against false teachings, and instruction on the demands of the Christian life.
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