Bible Discussion Thread

  • Joel L Dillon on Colossians 4:18
    Why this statement (Written from Rome to Colossians by Tychicus and Onesimus.)" all of these letters were written by Paul.
  • Bendito Palavra - in Reply on Colossians 4
    In 2 Corinthians 12:7 Paul speaks of a "thorn in the flesh". In Galatians 4:13-15 Paul speaks of infirmity and mentions eyes. Some have inferred that he had an eye condition that would make it difficult to see. Also in Galatians 6:11 he says, "Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand." Whatever the reason, he seems to have had assistance in writing the epistles. Romans 16:22 says, "I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord."

    The footnotes in question are not scripture but added by translators.

    Mentioned as scribes are Tychicus, Epaphroditus, Titus, Luke, Stephanas, Fortunatus, Achaicus and Onesimus.

    Some of the letters are collaborations of Paul and Timotheus as evidenced in the greeting. Also Sosthenes and Silvanus are included in other introductions. In Colossians 4:18 Paul inserts into the text, "The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds."

    We are certainly blessed by all their faithful endeavors.

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