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Summary of Philemon

Date: 55-63 C.E.

Description: Philemon, the shortest letter among those written by Paul, is a plea from Paul to Philemon and the community around his household on behalf of the runaway slave Onesimus. Paul sends Onesimus back with the wish that Philemon will accept him no longer as slave but as beloved brother, with the letter intending to persuade Philemon.

Brown, Raymond E. An Introduction to the New Testament, Doubleday, 1997

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