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Onesimus was a slave belonging to Philemon of Colossae, who had been led to Christ by Paul. At some point during Paul's imprisonment, Onesimus became a runaway and somehow ended up meeting Paul, who led him, too, to the Lord. Onesimus is the subject of Paul's Letter to Philemon, in which he reconciles the two. The letter eventually caused Philemon to accept Onesimus as a brother and ultimately freed him of his slavery.
  • The Letter to Philemon

    This bible study guide contains discussion points including what made the Letter to Philemon unique, why the letter was written, and the back story.

  • NetBible: Onesimus

    Presents various bible versions, notes, and commentaries on Onesimus and the Letter to Philemon.

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