We have already established that Paul wrote this epistle while a prisoner in Rome and most likely during his first imprisonment while under house arrest.
“And he stayed two full years in his own rented quarters and was welcoming all who came to him, preaching the kingdom of God and teaching concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all openness, unhindered.” Acts 28:30-31
Paul sent his beloved brother and faithful servant Tychicus with the Epistle to the Ephesians (Ephesians 6:21) and Colossians, (Colossians 4:7) and accompanied Onesimus (Colossians 4:9) to Colossae for his own safety, for Onemisus was a runaway slave and a fugitive under Roman law.
Now let us examine Paul’s thanksgiving, prayer, and appeal for his son in the faith Onesimus. We will continue to employ the historical, cultural and geographic hermeneutic using the NASB as our main text and all other texts will be cited at the end…
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