Reading the New Testament as Christian Scripture

A Literary, Canonical, and Theological Survey

series: Reading Christian Scripture

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22: Philemon

Study Questions

  1. Search this letter for all the references to Paul’s relationship with Philemon. How would you characterize it? What about his relationship with Onesimus?
  2. Trace throughout this letter each “hint” that Paul makes to Philemon about what he should do with Onesimus.
  3. What does this letter say about Paul’s attitude toward slavery?
  4. Memorize verses 8-9.