PHILEMON TOTAL CHAPTERS: 1
PHILEMON TOTAL VERSES: 25
TOTAL WORDS: 445
DATE WRITTEN: 61 AD
Paul’s Plea to Philemon to receive and treat converted escaped slave with kindness. Freedom For Onesimus.
Paul, Onesimus, Philemon.
BOOK OF PHILEMON KEY VERSES:
1:6: I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.
1:16: no longer as a slave, but better than a slave, as a dear brother. He is very dear to me but even dearer to you, both as a man and as a brother in the Lord.
1:18: If he has done you any wrong or owes you anything, charge it to me.
This book, which is again a letter, is written around 60 AD by Paul during his house arrest in Rome. Paul wrote this book to his friend Philemon who lived in Colosse, and this letter was probably sent to him along with the letter to the church there. This is shortest of all letters written by Paul. Philemon’s slave Onesimus run away and came to Paul and sought refuge. During his stay with Paul, he became a Christian. Onesimus was nevertheless the property of Philemon and Paul wrote to pave the way for his return to his master. Paul pleads with Philemon, the master of Onesimus a runaway slave to take him back as a brother in Christ.
CHAPTER WISE SUMMARY:
Chapter#1: Effectual, Profitable Christianity. Philemon’s Love And Faith. Philemon is encouraged to accept his slave Onesimus as a brother. Paul And Timothy’s Greeting To Philemon, Apphia, And Archippus. Final greetings.