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Colossae

(kəlŏs`ē), ancient city of SW Phrygia, Asia Minor, S of the Maeander (modern Menderes) River, in W Turkey, 4 mi (6.4 km) E of Denizli. It flourished as a trading town until eclipsed by neighboring Laodicea. The area around Colossae was famous for fantastic theological theories in early Christian times. Although Paul himself never went there, he addressed his epistle to the ColossiansColossians
, New Testament letter. It was written to the Christians of Colossae and Laodicea, ostensibly by Paul while he was in prison, presumably in Rome (c.A.D. 60). Its writing was provoked by the appearance of false teachers who taught some sort of gnostic doctrine
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 through his fellow worker, Epaphras, who lived at Colossae.
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We enter into a new letter this week with Paul's letter to the brothers and sisters of Colossae.
so that the world may believe" and in Paul's letters to the new Christian communities in Ephesus and Corinth, in Philippi and Colossae, in Thessalonica and Rome, unity and oneness among the followers of Christ is seen to be essential (that is, of the ease) to the proclamation, believability and the very power of the gospel message itself.
The people of Colossae should pray that God would open the door so that the (universal) mystery can be made known (4:3).