American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See Table at Bible.
- n. Plural form of Colossian.
- n. biblical The twelfth book of the New Testament of the Bible, an epistle to the people of Colossae which is attributed to Paul the Apostle.
- n. a New Testament book containing an epistle from Saint Paul to the Colossians in ancient Phrygia
- Latin Colossēnsēs, inhabitants of Colossae, from Colossae, Colossae, from Greek Kolossai. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And the Letter to the Colossians is not about Gobble Day, either.”
“The very resemblance of the Epistle to the Ephesians, to that to the Colossians, is against the theory; for if the former were really the one addressed to Laodicea (Col 4: 16),”
“For Paul's secret to happiness: call Colossians 3: 12-17”
“And nowhere upon the inspired pages of the fourth Evangelist, nor in that great Epistle to the Colossians, which is the very citadel and central fort of that doctrine in Scripture, is there more emphatically stated this truth than here, in these incidental allusions.”
“The Epistle to the Colossians is the overflowing, as it were, of St. Paul's mind upon the same subject.”
“The biblical basis for this would be texts such as Colossians 1:15-20 and Hebrews 1:3 “sustaining all things by his powerful word,” etc.”
“Or, according to "Colossians" and "Philippians," all the æons are summed up in him, in whom dwells the pleroma, or "fulness of God.”
“Colossians" and "Philippians," in which this materialistic doctrine seems to have had no assignable place.”
“Colossians" and "Philippians," all the aeons are summed up in him, in whom dwells the pleroma, or "fulness of God.”
“Yet the fact that in this gospel Jesus is implicitly ranked above the angels (Mark xiii. 32), reveals a later stage of Christologic doctrine than that reached by the first and third synoptists; and it is altogether probable that, in accordance with the noticeable conciliatory disposition of this evangelist, the supernatural conception is omitted out of deference to the Gnosticizing theories of "Colossians" and "Philippians," in which this materialistic doctrine seems to have had no assignable place.”
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