Definition of Epistle to the colossians
1. Noun. A New Testament book containing an epistle from Saint Paul to the Colossians in ancient Phrygia.
Generic synonyms: Epistle
Group relationships: New Testament
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Literary usage of Epistle to the colossians
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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Whatever may now and then have been said on the subject, the same phenomenon is noticeable in the Epistle to the Colossians. If, indeed, the Epistle to the ..."
2. The Life and Work of St. Paul by Frederic William Farrar (1902)
"The reason for this opinion is obvious — the Epistle to the Colossians was called forth by a special need, the other Epistle was not. ..."
3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"The heretics of the Groups Epistle to the Colossians prefigure Mentioned Gnostic Jewish Christians; the Chris- or Implied, tians called Ebionites by ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The Epistle to the Colossians (see below) is addressed to the inhabitants of ... The date of the epistle to the Colossians may be placed about 62 or 63 AD ..."
5. Introduction to the New Testament by Theodor Zahn (1909)
"... epistle to the colossians. Simultaneously with the letter to the portion of the Colossian Church accustomed to gather at the house of ..."