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Epistle to the Laodiceans
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Laodiceans, Letter to the
Laodiceans, Letter to the The letter Paul mentions in Col 4:16. To be distinguished from the pseudonymous Letter of Paul to the Laodiceans, a later composition which presented itself as the letter referred to in Col 4:16.
Letter of Paul to the Laodiceans
Letter of Paul to the Laodiceans A noncanonical letter pseudonymously attributed to the Apostle Paul. It was never widely authoritative in the early church period.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Laodiceans, Epistle to the
LAODICEANS, EPISTLE TO THE. (1) A letter specified in Col 4:16 to be obtained from Laodicea and read by the Christians of Colossae; and (2) an apocryphal letter attributed to Paul and purporting to be the letter of Col 4:16, found in numerous medieval Latin and some Western vernacular mss of the NT.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Laodiceans, Epistle to the (Writing)
Laodiceans, Epistle to the[Gk hē (epistolḗ) ek Laodikeías]. The reference in Col. 4:16 to “the letter from Laodicea” has long been a puzzle. It can be taken to mean either a letter written by the Laodiceans to the Colossians or a letter written by Paul from Laodicea. The most obvious interpretation,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Laodiceans, Letter to The
Laodiceans, Letter to theThe now lost letter that Paul exhorts the church of Colossae to obtain from Laodicea (Col. 4:16). “The Letter to the Laodiceans” also refers to a short, pseudonymous, apocryphal letter which is attributed to Paul and which purports to be the letter of Col. 4:16. The pseudonymous
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Laodiceans, Letter to the (Writing)
Laodiceans, Letter to the. †Paul’s letter to the Laodicean Christian congregation, referred to at Col. 4:16. It was apparently a circular letter or at least an open letter, most likely lost at an early date. Marcion knew the Epistle to the Ephesians under the title “to the Laodiceans,” but the identification
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Laodiceans, Epistle to the
Laodiceans, Epistle to the. A letter of St *Paul to Laodicea is mentioned at Col. 4:16, but has not survived. Acc. to *Tertullian (Adv. Marc. 5. 11 and 17), *Marcion and his followers gave this name to the Epistle to the *Ephesians. The *Muratorian Canon mentions a letter to Laodicea ‘forged for the
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Laodiceans, Epistle to (Writing)
LAODICE´ANS, EPISTLE TO. In Col. 4:16 Paul desires that the letter from Laodicea be read at Colossae. From this it has been supposed that Paul wrote an epistle to the Laodiceans, which is no longer extant. Jerome and Theodoret mention such an epistle, and it was also referred to at the second council
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Laodicea, Epistle from
Laodicea, Epistle from(Col. 4:16), was probably the Epistle to the Ephesians, as designed for general circulation. It would reach the Colossians by way of Laodicea.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LAODICEANS, EPISTLE TO THE (Writing)
LAODICEANS, EPISTLE TO THE<la-od-i-se’-anz>, ([ἐν τη̦̂ Λαοδικέων ἐκκλησία̦̈́̈́̈́̈́τὴν ἐκ Λαοδικίας, en te Laodikeon ekklesia] .... [ten ek Laodikias], “in the church of the Laodiceans .... the epistle from Laodicea,” Colossians 4:16):Paul here writes to the Colossians, “And when this epistle
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Laodiceans, Epistle to the (Writing)
LAODICEANS, EPISTLE TO THE Short letter claiming Paul as its author. The letter was doubtless composed to fill in the gap suggested by Col. 4:16. The date of writing is unknown. Jerome (340?–420) warned against this spurious work. Despite Jerome’s protests the letter was accepted as a genuine Pauline
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Laodiceans, Epistle to the (Writing)
Laodiceans, Epistle to the lay-od’i-see’uhns. Writing to the Colossians, Paul mentions “the letter from Laodicea,” which he instructs them to have read in their church (Col. 4:16). This phrase has been much discussed (see the excursus by J. B. Lightfoot in Saint Paul’s Epistles to the Colossians and