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Synonyms for Philemon

(Greek mythology) a simple countryman who offered hospitality to Zeus and Hermes when they came to earth without revealing their identities in order to test people's piety

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(New Testament) a Christian (probably living in Colossae) whose slave escaped and went to see Saint Paul

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a New Testament book containing an epistle from Saint Paul to Philemon asking Philemon to forgive the slave for escaping

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Philemon Truesdale died in 1945, leaving a legacy of medical achievement that has seldom been equaled.
When a thousand other houses in town shut their doors in the faces of two wayfaring strangers, Jupiter and Mercury in disguise, Baucis and Philemon receive them hospitably, sharing with the gods a modest repast of "olives, black or green, and cherries / Preserved in dregs of wine, endive and radish, / And cottage cheese, and eggs, turned over lightly / In the warm ash, with shells unbroken" (8.
Is it then anachronistic to ask if Paul intended in the letter to Philemon to challenge the Greco-Roman institution of slavery?
Following the opening prayers Bible readings from Deuteronomy and Philemon, were by Pat Jessop and Liz Malafronte.
Jeremiah 18:1-11; Psalm 1; Philemon 1-21; Luke 14:25-33
Four of the airmen buried at the Adegem Canadian war cemetery were born in Cardiff: COLLINGS, Henry Philemon, born August 27, 1920, died October 31, 1942, Flying Officer (Pilot) RAFVR; EVANS, Evan Glyndwr, born 3 August 3, 1919, died January 16, 1945, Corporal RAFVR; JOHN, Ewart Stephen, born May 10, 1924, died September 19, 1944, Sergeant; THORNE, Christopher James born December 28, 1914, died October 11, 1944, Pilot Officer (Bomb Aimer).
Cameroon's Prime Minister Philemon Yang presented the Lifetime Achievement award to Sir Samuel Esson Jonah, honoured for his outstanding contribution to the development of the private sector in Africa.
Speakers at this exclusive IQPC conference include Reginald Tekateka, Regional Chair - Africa, Global Water Partnership, Nomonde Mnukwa, Chief Director - Eastern Cape, Department of Water Affairs, Sipho Mosai, Chief Operating Officer, Rand Water, Thokozani Boikutso, Head of Wastewater, Rand Water, Pumezo Jonas, General Manger - Scientific & Engineering Services, Umgeni Water, Philemon Moshoko, Head of Water and Sanitation, City of Capetown and Frank Stevens, Deputy Head - Technical Support, eThekwini Municipality
There's Chileans Mauricio Isla and Rodrigo Millar, Ghanaians Philemon McCarthy, Anthony Annan and Haminu Draman, Ivorian Emerse Fae (they missed out his surname, Govan), Carlos Bonet from Paraguay, South African MacBeth Sibaya, Uruguayan Andres Scotti and, of course, Frenchman William Gallas.
Moreover, fearless Paul did not ordain but returned the slave Onesimus to Philemon because Baptism confers admission without distinction to the general priesthood but not to the priestly ministry.
Authors on the paper are Xiaodong Liu, Philemon 2010 Al Bawaba (www.
He received Parliament Speaker Cavaye Yegue Djibril, Prime Minister Philemon Yang and Foreign Minister Henri Eyebe Ayissi.
All the "churches" greeted in the name of the Apostle Paul (Romans 16:5; 1 Corinthians 16:19; Colossians 4:15 and Philemon 2) were gatherings of flesh-and-blood believers, not material edifices designated solely for public worship.
We read in one of Paul's letters that Paul himself interceded with a master named Philemon on behalf of his runaway slave, and encouraged Philemon to think of his slave as a brother instead.