American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
Had been a slave to Philemon of Colosse, and had run away from him, and fled to Rome; but being converted to Christianity through preaching of Paul, he was the occasion of Paul's writing the epistle to Philemon, Colossians 4:9 Philippians 1:10 .
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Onesimus'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/o/onesimus.html. 1859.