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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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The Colossians text encourages the reader to continue living in Christ.
The author of the Colossians hymn drew from these ideas, applying them to Christ.
Brian Walsh and Sylvia Keesmaat claim that as soon as the author of Colossians "made references to 'the image of God,' 'firstborn' and 'first place,' everyone with ears to hear would know that he was contrasting Jesus with Caesar" (Colossians Remixed: Subverting the Empire [Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity, 2004], 89).
The hymn or creed that is Colossians 1:15-20 wonderfully proclaims that it is to Christ we should look for the key to understanding life.
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Drawing from Paul's writings of Philippians and Colossians, Christine offers relevant teaching and application on a daily basis.
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