noun \fə-ˈlē-mən, fī-\

Definition of PHILEMON

:  a friend and probable convert of the apostle Paul
:  a letter written by St. Paul to a Christian living in the area of Colossae and included as a book in the New Testament — see bible table
:  a poor aged Phrygian in Greek mythology who with his wife Baucis treats a disguised Zeus hospitably and is rewarded by him with a splendid temple

Origin of PHILEMON

Greek Philēmōn
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Bible Terms

antediluvian, apocalyptic, apocrypha, behemoth


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