Treasury Of Scripture Knowledge - Philemon 1:1 - 1:1

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Treasury Of Scripture Knowledge - Philemon 1:1 - 1:1


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a prisoner: Phm 1:9; Eph 3:1, Eph 4:1, Eph 6:20; 2Ti 1:8

Timothy: 2Co 1:1; Col 1:1; 2Th 1:1

Philemon: Th e apostle in this epistle indulges in some fine paronomasais on the proper names. Thus Philemon, Φιλημον [Strong's G5371], affectionate, or beloved, is "our dearly beloved;" Apphia (Απφια [Strong's G682], from απφα), the affectionate address of a brother or sister, according to Suidas), is "the beloved sister," as several manuscripts, Vulgate, and others correctly read; Archippus (Αρχιππος [Strong's G751], the ruler of the horse, for the managing of which heros were anciently famous), is "our fellow- soldier;" and Onesimus (Ονησιμος [Strong's G3682], useful or profitable), once unprofitable, is now profitable., and fellow labourer, Phm 1:24; 1Co 3:9; Phi 2:25, Phi 4:3; Col 4:11; 1Th 3:2