Definition of Colossians

1. Noun. A New Testament book containing an epistle from Saint Paul to the Colossians in ancient Phrygia.

Definition of Colossians

1. Noun. (plural of Colossian) ¹

2. Proper noun. (biblical) The twelfth book of the New Testament of the Bible, an epistle to the people of w:Colossae Colossae which is attributed to w:Paul the Apostle Paul the Apostle. ¹

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Literary usage of Colossians

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Like the Epistles to the Colossians, to the Philippians, and to Philemon, ... Verse 16 of chapter iv of Colossians does not seem to allude to the letter to ..."

2. Introduction to the New Testament by Theodor Zahn (1909)
"Among earlier critics many accepted the Pauline authorship of Colossians, but often questioned the genuineness of Ephesians, while only occasionally the ..."

3. The Life and Work of St. Paul by Frederic William Farrar (1902)
"Tychicus was the bearer of those to the Ephesians and Colossians. Onesimus, who naturally took the letter to Philemon, was sent at the same time with him, ..."

4. An Introduction to the New Testament by Adolf Jülicher (1904)
"The Epistles to the Colossians and Ephesians Cf. HAW Meyer, ... Also the special commentaries of JB Lightfoot, 1886 (for Colossians and Philemon see p. ..."

5. Christian Workers' Commentary on the Old and New Testaments: Arranged in by James Martin Gray (1915)
"The central theme of Colossians is Christ, while that of Ephesians is the church. ... (Colossians 1 : 18, Ephesians 2:6). Perhaps it would be well to ..."

6. ... Select Notes on the International Sunday School Lessons by Adolphus Frederick Schauffler (1878)
"—Colossians 3: 16-25. TIME. Spring, AD 62 ; about the same time as the Epistles to Philemon and Ephesians. During Paul's imprisonment at Home. ' PLACE. ..."

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