But Paul didn't write Colossians
to justify the use of the word "university.
Similarly, the decision to include Hebrews was a good one, but the inclusion of Colossians
seemed a little strange.
Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14, 2:18-23; Psalm 49:1-12; Colossians
3:1-11; Luke 12:13-21
ERASMUS, Desiderius, Paraphrases on the Epistles to the Corinthians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians
, and Thessalonians.
3:17 (New International Version) AMONG the first words many of us were taught to say are please and thank you.
Ephesians 6:5-9 ("Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling"); Colossians
3:22-25 ("Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything"); 1 Timothy 6:1-5 ("Let all who are under the yoke of slavery regard their masters as worthy of all honor"); Titus 2:9-10,15 ("Tell slaves to be submissive to their masters and to give satisfaction in every respect; they are not to talk back, not to pilfer, but to show complete and perfect fidelity") 1 Peter 2:15-20 ("Slaves, accept the authority of your masters with all deference"), and there isn't a single passage anywhere in either testament of the Bible that condemns the practice of slavery.
3 tells us: "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for man.
Keesmaat's similar interest in the empire produces the most rewarding essay in the volume, although many scholars would not agree with her acceptance of Ephesians and Colossians
Among the latter is certainly Moo Keun Lim's ``Letter of Paul to the Colossians
, Chapter 3, Paragraph 2,'' which consists of a couple of dozen brightly colored pebbles sitting atop a flat, rough platform.
Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 46; Colossians
1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43
For example slavery is acceptable in the entire letter of Philemon, Ephesians 6:5-9, Colossians
3:22-4:1, and other passages, yet, it is not morally acceptable today.
Most fascinating is his analysis of the now destroyed sanctuary program of the church of the Koimesis at Nicaea with its four flanking angels in mosaic with their inscribed labels based on Colossians
1:16: "Principality," "Power," "Domination," and "Virtue.
With that reference to Colossians
2:8, Melanchthon set out on his classroom rebuttal of those who foolishly put stock in the existence of free will.
His contention is that a comparison of the Epistle to the Colossians
with this literature and the investigation of its `literary genre and composition .
217, `Redeeming time when men think least I will', a reference to Ephesians 5:16 and Colossians
4:5, and 2 Henry IV II.