3 edition of Onesimus found in the catalog.
Microfiche (negative) Louisville [Ky.] Lost Cause Press, 1976. 2 sheets. 10.5 x 14.8 cm. ([Slavery, source material and critical literature])
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Not much is known about the slave Onesimus in the book of Philemon in the Bible. Twice Freed is a biblical fiction account of Onesimus' life. You could read it aloud to younger kids- upper elementary. As an independent reading book it will make a good read for middle or high schoolers. Book Information Title-Twice Freed Author-Patricia St. John. Onesimus was a slave. His master Philemon was a Christian. Onesimus had evidently run away from Colossae (Colossians ) to Rome where Paul, in prison, had led him to faith in Jesus. Now he was sending Onesimus back to Philemon. This letter tells Philemon how to receive Onesimus.
Onesimus must ask Philemon to send him back. Then Onesimus could work with Paul. Paul is asking Philemon to accept Onesimus. He is asking him to love Onesimus as a *brother. Onesimus is a *brother in God’s family and Philemon loves him very much. Also, Paul asks Philemon to accept Onesimus as a *fellow Christian rather than as a slave. In the early s, Onesimus shared a revolutionary way to prevent smallpox. The news was terrifying to colonists in Massachusetts: Smallpox had made it .
Philemon King James Version (KJV). 1 Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellowlabourer, 2 And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house: 3 Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 4 I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers. Onesimus. The book probably doesn’t turn heads because of the subject matter. It’s about a slave. Actually, it’s about a runaway slave named Onesimus who had stolen something from his master, Philemon and ran away to avoid being caught. The Book of Philemon is very interesting.
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Onesimus Paperback – by Lance Webb (Author)Author: Lance Webb. A vivid narrative of Onesimus, slave of Philemon. Lance Webb tells the story of how Onesimus became a slave and how he eventually gained his freedom, both physically and spiritually.
I really like how Webb portrays Onesimus as a young philosopher struggling to find meaning and hope in his situation as a /5. Onesimus’s story is the classic picture of one who tries to run from God, a good and gracious Master, but instead runs right into His arms. Through salvation, the fugitive sinner finds grace, forgiveness, and the freedom that is found only in Jesus Christ.
Onesimus (profitable, useful), the name of the servant or slave in whose behalf Paul wrote the Epistle to Philemon. He was a native, or certainly an inhabitant, of Colosse. The background to the book of Philemon is the story of a slave a slave by the name of Onesimus.
The Bible Knowledge Commentary says “Onesimus, a slave of Philemon, had run away, having evidently robbed his master (Phile.
18). His travels somehow brought him to Rome where, in the providence of God, he came in contact with Paul. Onesimus is thought to have died in 68 A.D. Conclusion. One of the shortest books in the Bible, the Book of Philemon, is one of the most precious books there are in Scripture.
Summary of the Book of Philemon. This summary of the book of Philemon provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of Philemon. Author, Date and Place of Writing. ONESIMUS BOOKS UK has been established for more than 25 years selling used Christian and Theological books via mail order.
We have recently embarked on a web/internet based business - work in progress. We have a stock of o titles, covering. The book of Philemon is a Prison Epistle (letter written while in prison), which Paul wrote circa 61 A.D.
The key personalities of Philemon are Paul, Philemon, and Onesimus. It was written to Philemon as a plea to request forgiveness for his runaway servant Onesimus, who was a new believer in Jesus Christ.
Onesimus book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This tale of a runaway slave shows how God pursues a sinner, using the testimonie /5. Onesimus represents each of us in this story. This story symbolizes the great atoning sacrifice that Jesus Christ made for us.
We are all rather unprofitable servants as was Onesimus. We are slaves of sin when we do wrong (John ). We may also be slaves to fear. We may all at one time run away from the Lord as Onesimus fled from Philemon. Onesimus: Memoirs of a Disciple of St.
Paul is an novel by Edwin Abbott Abbott. It is narrated by the proto-Christian Onesimus. It is written with the prose of the King James Bible translation of Acts of the Apostles. It recounts Onesimus' entire life, his travels with St. Paul, and his relation to : Edwin Abbott Abbott.
The book of Philemon demonstrates the gospel in action. Because believers in Jesus are equal partners in the new humanity, Paul asks Philemon to forgive his runaway slave Onesimus. Stay connected amidst social distancing — receive weekly Bible studies to share with family and friends. Onesimus was Philemon’s slave.
The name, Onesimus, means “useful” or “profitable.” This is what was expected of him as a slave. Since there is no notation of his father, some scholars assume he was born in the home of Philemon.
If this is true, it is possible that Philemon was his biological father. Black History Month: Onesimus Spreads Wisdom That Saves Lives of Bostonians During a Smallpox Epidemic.
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Onesimus, a slave belonging to Philemon, had fled from his master, possibly stealing money in the process (vv.
The fugitive made his way to Rome, one thousand miles to the west (via land). The book of Philemon is a letter Paul wrote to tell Philemon (a believer who also came to Christ through Paul’s ministry) that Onesimus had come to saving faith in Christ.
In the letter, Paul asks that Philemon allow Onesimus to return to Philemon without fear of punishment, even though he deserved severe punishment for his disobedience. Paul also wrote the book of Colossians to the Christians at the church that met in Philemon’s house. Philemon was a wealthy man he owned slaves of whom Onesimus was one.
1 day, Onesimus ran away (not told why). Apparently, he stole from Philemon, to finance his trip. Onesimus went to Rome, probably to get lost in this large city.
Most would say that it was a coincidence that Onesimus found Paul but there are no coincidences in the sovereignty of God. This letter or epistle to Philemon was for the purpose of having Onesimus freed and accepted as a fellow saint by Philemon.
Besides, Onesimus had been serving Paul who was imprisoned at the time (). Philemon, Onesimus, and Restorative Justice. The Book of Philemon is too often overlooked when reading through the New Testament. A mere 25 verses long, the short letter by the Apostle Paul to a wealthy leader of the Church in Colossae is easy to flip past when searching for Hebrews, James, or Revelation.
Those who do take the time to read Author: Steve Rempe.It more likely refers to Philemon than to the last one named, Archippus; Philemon is then the owner of the slave Onesimus. An alternate view is that the actual master of the slave is Archippus and that the one to whom the letter is addressed, Philemon, is the most prominent Christian there; see note on Col