This article contains a free Bible Study resource on the subject of Onesimus. It provides facts, a biography and information about this famous Biblical character for bible study. There is also reference to where Onesimus is mentioned in the Holy Bible.
Bible Dictionary Definition - Who was Onesimus?
The definition and outline of Onesimus is as follows: According to the New Testament he was a slave who, after robbing his master Philemon, fled to Rome, where he was converted by the apostle Paul.
Paul, Onesimus and Philemon Bible Story
Biography, Facts and Information about Onesimus
The following info provides a concise biography with facts and information about Onesimus: a slave who, after robbing his master Philemon (q.v.) at Colosse, fled to Rome, where he was converted by the apostle Paul, who sent him back to his master with the epistle which bears his name. In it he beseeches Philemon to receive his slave as a "faithful and beloved brother." Paul offers to pay to Philemon anything his slave had taken, and to bear the wrong he had done him. He was accompanied on his return by Tychicus, the bearer of the Epistle to the Colossians (Philemon 1:16,18).
The story of this fugitive Colossian slave is a remarkable evidence of the freedom of access to the prisoner which was granted to all, and "a beautiful illustration both of the character of St. Paul and the transfiguring power and righteous principles of the gospel."
We have selected Onesimus as one of the most important people and character from the Bible and provided a biography and character outline of this famous person. Much of the information is taken from the classic reference books including Matthew George Easton "Easton's Bible Dictionary" and Ashley S Johnson "Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia".
Onesimus - A Free Christian Bible Study Resource
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