Colossae
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Or Colosse, a city of Phrygia, on the Lycus, which is a tributary of the Maeander. It was about 12 miles above Laodicea, and near the great road from Ephesus to the Euphrates, and was consequently of some mercantile importance. It does not appear that Paul had visited this city when he wrote his letter to the church there (Colossians 1:2). He expresses in his letter to Philemon (ver. 1:22) his hope to visit it on being delivered from his imprisonment. From Colossians 1:7; 4:12 it has been concluded that Epaphras was the founder of the Colossian church. This town afterwards fell into decay, and the modern town of Chonas or Chonum occupies a site near its ruins.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
COLOSSAE

ko-los'-e (Kolossai, "punishment"; the King James Version Colosse): A city of Phrygia on the Lycus River, one of the branches of the Meander, and 3 miles from Mt. Cadmus, 8,013 ft. high. It stood at the head of a gorge where the two streams unite, and on the great highway traversing the country from Ephesus to the Euphrates valley, 13 miles from Hierapolis and 10 from Laodicea. Its history is chiefly associated with that of these two cities. Early, according to both Herodotus and Xenophon, it was a place of great importance. There Xerxes stopped 481 B.C. (Herodotus vii.30) and Cyrus the Younger marched 401 B.C. (Xen. Anab. i.2, 6). From Colossians 2:1 it is not likely that Paul visited the place in person; but its Christianization was due to the efforts of Epaphras and Timothy (Colossians 1:1, 7), and it was the home of Philemon and Epaphras. That a church was established there early is evident from Colossians 4:12, 13 Revelation 1:11; Revelation 3:14. As the neighboring cities, Hierapolis and Laodicea, increased in importance, Colosse declined. There were many Jews living there, and a chief article of commerce, for which the place was renowned, was the collossinus, a peculiar wool, probably of a purple color. In religion the people were specially lax, worshipping angels. Of them, Michael was the chief, and the protecting saint of the city. It is said that once he appeared to the people, saving the city in time of a flood. It was this belief in angels which called forth Paul's epistle (Colossians 2:18). During the 7th and 8th centuries the place was overrun by the Saracens; in the 12th century the church was destroyed by the Turks and the city disappeared. Its site was explored by Mr. Hamilton. The ruins of the church, the stone foundation of a large theater, and a necropolis with stones of a peculiar shape are still to be seen. During the Middle Ages the place bore the name of Chonae; it is now called Chonas.

E. J. Banks

Greek
2857. Kolossai -- Colossae, a city in Phrygia
... Colossae, a city in Phrygia. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: Kolossai
Phonetic Spelling: (kol-os-sah'-ee) Short Definition: Colossae Definition ...
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751. Archippos -- "horse-ruler," Archippus, a Christian at ...
... 750, 751. Archippos. 752 . "horse-ruler," Archippus, a Christian at Colossae.
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: Archippos Phonetic Spelling: ...
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682. Apphia -- Apphia, a Christian woman in Colossae
... Apphia, a Christian woman in Colossae. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration:
Apphia Phonetic Spelling: (ap-fee'-a) Short Definition: Apphia Definition ...
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2993. Laodikeia -- Laodicea, a city in Phrygia
... Spelling: (lah-od-ik'-i-ah) Short Definition: Laodicea Definition: Laodicea, a city
in the Lycos valley in the Roman province Asia, near Colossae and Hierapolis ...
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5371. Philemon -- "kindly," Philemon, a Christian
... Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: Philemon Phonetic Spelling: (fil-ay'-mone)
Short Definition: Philemon Definition: Philemon, a Christian man of Colossae ...
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2858 -- Colossian.
... Short Definition: colossians. Colossian. From Kolossai; a Colossaean, (ie
Inhabitant of Colossae -- Colossian. see GREEK Kolossai. ...
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2404. Hierapolis -- Hierapolis, a city in Asia
... Phonetic Spelling: (hee-er-ap'-ol-is) Short Definition: Hierapolis Definition:
Hierapolis, a city of the Lycus valley in Phrygia, near Laodicea and Colossae. ...
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3682. Onesimos -- "useful," Onesimus, a Christian
... originally adj: useful, hence the play upon words in Philemon 10, 11, and very common
as slave name), Onesimus, a slave of Philemon, a Christian of Colossae. ...
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The Epistle to the Colossians.
... The cities of Colossae, Laodicea, and Hierapolis are mentioned together as seats
of Christian churches in the closing chapter of Colossians, and the Epistle ...
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Marcus, My Son
... Then we find him reappearing amongst Paul's company when he was in prison for the
first time in Rome; and in the letters to Colossae he is mentioned as being a ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture ephesians peter/marcus my son.htm

The Epistle to Philemon
... of this Philemon. He was evidently an inhabitant of Colossae, Col.4: 9,
and apparently belonged to the wealthy class. He had slaves ...
/.../drummond/introduction to the new testament/the epistle to philemon.htm

The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Colossians --The Epistle of ...
... [Sidenote: To whom written.]. Colossae was the least important town to which
any Epistle of St. Paul which now remains was addressed. ...
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The Supremacy of Christ
... The Church at Colossae"The city of Colossae was situated about 110 miles east of
Ephesus where Paul spent so long a time during his third missionary journey ...
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The Epistle to Philemon.
... It is addressed to Philemon, a zealous Christian at Colossae, a convert of Paul
and apparently a layman, who lent his house for the religious meetings of the ...
/.../schaff/history of the christian church volume i/section 98 the epistle to.htm

The Epistle to the Colossians
... THE CHURCH AT COLOSSAE. Colossae was one of the cities of the beautiful Lycus Valley
in Phrygia, situated but a short distance from Laodicea and Hierapolis. ...
/.../drummond/introduction to the new testament/the epistle to the colossians.htm

The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians
... knew each other only through third persons (i.15; iii.2). This suggests that the
Epistle was written primarily to a Church like that of Colossae which he had ...
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The Epistle to the Ephesians
... To all appearances it was merely the prospective departure of Tychicus and Onesimus
for Colossae, 6: 21, 22; Col.4: 7-9, combined with the intelligence that ...
/.../drummond/introduction to the new testament/the epistle to the ephesians.htm

First Missionary Journey Scripture
... to believe that Paul was released at the end of his two years imprisonment in Rome
(Acts 28:30) and that he made an Eastern journey as far as Colossae and a ...
/.../sell/bible studies in the life of paul/study iii first missionary journey.htm

Thesaurus
Colossae (1 Occurrence)
... ruins. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. COLOSSAE. ko ... Chonas. EJ Banks.
Multi-Version Concordance Colossae (1 Occurrence). Colossians ...
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Colos'sae (1 Occurrence)
Colos'sae. Colossae, Colos'sae. Colosse . Multi-Version Concordance Colos'sae
(1 Occurrence). ... (See RSV). Colossae, Colos'sae. Colosse . Reference Bible
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Colossians (1 Occurrence)
... The epistle was written, on the face of it, to the church at COLOSSAE (which see),
a town in the Lycus valley where the gospel had been preached most probably ...
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Granted (102 Occurrences)
... Colossians 1:2 To the people of God and the believing brethren at Colossae who are
in Christ. May grace and peace be granted to you from God our Father. (WEY). ...
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Colors (12 Occurrences)

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Laodiceans (2 Occurrences)
... Turning to the Epistle to the Colossians, and to that to the Romans-Colossae and
Rome being cities which he had not visited previous to his writing to the ...
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Saints (117 Occurrences)
... Colossians 1:2 to the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace
to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. ...
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True (305 Occurrences)
... Colossians 1:2 To the saints and true brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace
to you and peace from God our Father. (Root in BBE). ...
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Peace (523 Occurrences)
... Colossians 1:2 to the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace
to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. ...
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Faithful (136 Occurrences)
... (WEY). Colossians 1:2 to the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. ...
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