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Scofield's Reference Notes

Chapter 1

Book Overview - Philemon

by C.I. Scofield

Book Introduction - Philemon

The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Philemon

WRITER: The Apostle Paul (Philemon 1:1)

DATE: Probably A.D. 64. It is one of the Prison Epistles. See Introductions to Ephesians and Colossians.

THEME: Onesimus ("profitable"), a slave of Philemon, a Christian of Colosse, had robbed his master and fled to Rome. There he became a convert through Paul, who sent him back to Philemon with this letter. It is of priceless value as a teaching

(1) in practical righteousness;

(2) in Christian brotherhood;

(3) in Christian courtesy;

(4) in the law of love.

The divisions are four

1. Greeting Philemon 1:1-3.

2. The character of Philemon 1:4-7.

3. Intercession for Onesimus, Philemon 1:8-21.

4. Salutations and conclusion, Philemon 1:22-25.

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Saturday, October 31st, 2020
the Week of Proper 25 / Ordinary 30
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