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Noun: Philemon  fi'lee-mun
  1. (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
     
  2. (New Testament) a Christian (probably living in Colossae) whose slave escaped and went to see Saint Paul
     
  3. A New Testament book containing an epistle from Saint Paul to Philemon asking Philemon to forgive the slave for escaping
    - Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Philemon, Epistle to Philemon

Type of: Colossian, countryman, Epistle, New Testament, ruralist

Encyclopedia: Philemon