American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
A rich citizen of Colosse, in Phrygia, to whom Paul wrote an epistle, on occasion of sending back to him his servant Onesimus. Philemon, converted by the instrumentality of Paul, is exhorted to receive Onesimus as "a brother beloved." Paul was then a prisoner at Rome. His letter is universally admired for its delicacy, courtesy, and manliness. See ONESIMUS, and EPISTLE.
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Philemon'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/p/philemon.html. 1859.