American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An ancient city of central Asia Minor. It was the site of an early Christian church to which Saint Paul addressed his Epistle to the Colossians.
- n. an ancient city in south western Phrygia in Asia Minor; site of an early Christian Church
“We may account for the presence of Jews at Colossae which is suggested in the Epistle, by remembering its convenient position and its trade speciality.”
“In an interesting contrast, what Paul told the church in Ephesus was the exact opposite of what he said to believers in Colossae.”
“To the church in Colossae, he exhorted: “Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving” Colossians 4:2.”
“Paul used this image so the people of Colossae would understand the importance of being closely guarded against false teachers.”
“An interesting passage in the letter to the church at Colossae indicates that the cross of Christ laid bare the powers that opposed him.”
“In this letter Paul tells the people of Colossae to make Christ the center of their faith and to put aside their superstitions.”
“(SB)  The ` road from Jerusalem ', one would suppose, would be the main road eastwards through Colossae, etc., but the suggestion that Mary's house was ` nearer the sea' than Ephesus (p. 160) indicates a road southward along the coast.”
“Others, too, were with him, but none perhaps was dearer to S. Paul than a certain slave, Onesimus, who had fled from his master, Philemon, in Colossae.”
“Cor.ix. 6 that he adhered to Paul's principle of self-support in his mission work, and from Col.iv. 10 that his name was well known and respected at Colossae about A.D.”
“Michael (d. 1215) and Nicetas (d. 1206); also known as Choniates, from their native city, Chonia (the Colossae of St. Paul).”
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