is the epistle of Philemon about?
was the name of the run-away slave, who was now a Christian, being sent
name is joined with Paul's in the writing and sending of this epistle?
- Philemon was the primary one
receiving this letter, but who else is it addressed to?
relation to Philemon, Apphia and Archippus are thought to be what (who)?
do we know about Archippus from the epistle of Colossians?
what city did Philemon live, and where was the church meeting there?
whom did Paul thank God in this epistle, saying he always made mention
of him in his prayers?
of asserting his authority as an apostle, what approach did Paul use in
that which he was going to ask of Philemon?
is the meaning of the name "Onesimus," and Paul says that Onesimus now
is that to Philemon and himself?
did Paul say that he would have done with Onesimus, but without
Philemon's knowledge and permission he would not?
what capacity or relationship did Paul say that Philemon was now
receiving Onesimus back?
Onesimus had wronged Philemon or owed him anything, what did Paul say
he would do about it?
did Paul say to or about Philemon that makes us think he was converted
to Christ by Paul (perhaps when Paul was in Ephesus and the gospel was
heard throughout all Asia)?
did Paul say that might even be a hint that Philemon would set Onesimus
asking Philemon to prepared him a "lodging," by what means did Paul
think this could be brought about (although he was a prisoner)?
was Epaphras, who is the first in the list of those sending greetings?
four other men are listed as sending greetings?
ANSWERS: 1. The sending of a converted
run-away slave back to his master as a brother in Christ (Philemon,
verses 10-16); 2. Onesimus; 3. Timothy
(verse 1); 4. Verses 1 and 2; 5. Apphia
was his wife, and Archippus was his son (and a preacher); 6. Colossians
4:17; 7. Colosse and the church was meeting in his house
(verse 2); 8. Philemon (verse 4); 9. On the basis
of their personal relationship, not asserting his authority; 10.
Profitable (verses 10 and 11); 11. Verses 13 and
14; 12. Verses 15 and 16; 13.
Verses 18 and 19; 14. Verse 19; 15. Verse
21; 16. Verse 22; 17. Colossians 4:12 (1:7); 18.