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Philemon

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies.

The recipient of St Paul's brief epistle of that name. He was a Christian of Colossae or the neighbourhood, whose slave, Onesimus, had run away and had met Paul. Paul sent Onesimus back to...

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Philemon

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 28 words.

French and Greek: from the personal name Philemon, Greek Philēmon, which was borne by an apostle and several

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Philemon

Simon Hornblower.

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 40 words.

A fourth Philemon, whether of the same family as (2) and (3) or not, is known from didascalic inscriptions (

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Philemon

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 39 words.

A fourth Philemon, whether of the same family as (2) and (3) or not, is known from didascalic inscriptions (

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Philemon

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 36 words.

In the middle of the 4th cent. bc lived a fifth Philemon, an actor, mentioned by *Aeschines (1) (1.

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Philemon

Larry J. Kreitzer.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

October 2011; p ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 1785 words.

Paul's letter to Philemon is arguably the most intimate of all of Paul's letters. Within it we see the apostle

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Philemon

Paul S. Minear.

in The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 531 words.

Philemon was a Christian who lived in the Phrygian town of Colossae in the middle of the first century CE

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Philemon

Simon Hornblower.

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 29 words.

In the middle of the 4th cent. bc lived a fifth Philemon, an actor, mentioned by Aeschines (1) (1. 115)

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Philemon

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

A fourth Philemon, whether of the same family as (2) and (3) or not, is known from didascalic inscriptions (see didaskalia) as author of Μιλησία, ‘The Milesian Woman’, 183 bc.

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Philemon

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

368/60–267/63 bc,

New Comedy poet (see comedy (greek), new), granted Athenian citizenship before 307/6. In a long life he wrote 97 comedies, of which over 60 titles are known; he...

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Philemon

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies.

The recipient of St Paul's brief epistle of that name. He was a Christian of Colossae or the neighbourhood, whose slave, Onesimus, had run away and had met Paul. Paul sent Onesimus back to...

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Philemon

Robert Carroll and Stephen Prickett.

in The Bible: Authorized King James Version

February 1998; p ublished online April 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 305 words.

Philemon is the shortest of all Paul's New Testament letters. It is not a response to some crisis, but a personal note to an individual friend, Philemon. Philemon is usually identified as a member...

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Dickerson, Philemon

Michael J. Birkner.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 873 words.

Dickerson, Philemon (26 June 1788–10 December 1862), politician and jurist, was born in Succasunna, New Jersey, the son of Jonathan Dickerson, a landowner and owner of an iron mine, and...

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Dickinson, Philemon

G. S. Rowe.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1278 words.

Dickinson, Philemon (05 April 1739–04 February 1809), revolutionary soldier and congressman, was born in Talbot County, Maryland, the son of Samuel Dickinson, a merchant, planter, and...

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Pormort, Philemon

William Pencak.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education. 729 words.

Pormort, Philemon (1595–1656), schoolmaster, was born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England, the son of Thomas Pormort and Dorothy Dawson. Almost nothing is known about him except his...

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Philemon / ~’s <i>n</i>

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 7 words.

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Philemon, Paul's epistle to

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

May 2011; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 362 words.

The shortest of Paul's extant letters; it is an appeal to Philemon, written while Paul was in prison, begging Philemon

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Baucis and Philemon

Edited by Margaret Drabble, Jenny Stringer and Daniel Hahn.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 54 words.

a poem by Swift, published 1709; Baucis and Philemon were the aged couple who entertained the gods unawares,

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Philemon (3) the Younger

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 37 words.

son of the celebrated *Philemon (2), and himself a New Comedy poet; wrote fifty-four plays (none known to

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Philemon and Apphia

David Hugh Farmer.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Saints

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 99 words.

(1st century),

martyrs. Philemon, to whom *Paul's short epistle was sent at Colosse from Rome, was a Christian,

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Philemon (3) the Younger

Simon Hornblower.

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 37 words.

son of the celebrated Philemon (2), and himself a New Comedy poet; wrote fifty-four plays (none known to us

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