Easton's Bible Dictionary
An inhabitant of Colosse, and apparently a person of some note among the citizens (Colossians 4:9; Philippians 1:2 ). He was brought to a knowledge of the gospel through the instrumentality of Paul (19), and held a prominent place in the Christian community for his piety and beneficence (4-7). He is called in the epistle a "fellow-labourer," and therefore probably held some office in the church at Colosse; at all events, the title denotes that he took part in the work of spreading a knowledge of the gospel.
Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
the Week of Proper 25 / Ordinary 30