Tag: New Testament
How does an understanding of Roman Slavery in the first century help one understand what Paul is saying in the book of Philemon?
Yesterday I posted the Historical Background of Philemon, but you may have noticed there was something missing. Clearly, the issue of slavery is central to the book of Philemon and I included very little information about that institution in the Roman Empire at the time of Paul. I did this intentionally, to single out this issue…
Historical Background of Philemon
The need for researching and the benefits of understanding the historical background helps inform a proper interpretation of the text of Scripture. Here I have researched the historical background of Philemon that sets the stage for other studies of Philemon I’m going to post later on. About the Author: Paul Family Heritage: His parents…