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Philemon


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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 his master with this letter, which is a plea for his forgiveness. According to tradition Philemon was martyred. Feast day, 22 Nov.

Subjects: Biblical Studies.


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