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Paul’s Epistle to the Colossians – Outline

Paul’s Epistle to the Colossians – Outline emphasizes the “Christ Hymn of Praise” and the truth that …

as Lord of the Cosmos and Lord of the Church, Jesus Christ is to have first place in everything.

  • Prescript, 1.1-2 (Author, recipients, greeting)
  • Letter Opening, 1.3-23
    1. Thanksgiving, 1.3-8 (Its expression, occasion, and ground)
    2. Prayer report, 1.9-14 (Its character, content, and intended result)
    3. Christ Hymn of Praise 1.15-20
    4. Thematic statement, 1.21-23 (The letter’s three themes in reverse order)
  • Body Middle, 1.24–4.6 (Paul’s apostolic commission, persevering in the face of false teaching, and leading holy lives)
    1. Personal matters, 1.24–2.5 (Inclusio: 1.24 and 2.5)
      • General: his divine commission, 1.24-29 (Begins with ‘nun’ formula; his mandate, message, and motivation)
      • Particular: his present concern, 2.1-5 (Begins with disclosure formula: an encouragement, warning, and reassurance) [Transition, 2,6-7]
    2. Theological matters, 2.8-23 (Characterized by the indicative mood; deceptive philosophy, religious rituals, ascetic practices)
      • Statement, 2.8
      • Contrast, 2.9-23
        • According to Christ, 2.9-15
        • According to human origin, 2.16-23
      • [Transition, 3,1-4] (Corrective: “Set your minds on the things above…”)
    3. Practical matters, 3.5–4.6 (Characterized by the imperative)
      • Vice-virtue lists, 3.5-17 (Two vice lists of five each, one virtue list of five, and a supplementary section)
      • Household code, 3.18–4.1 (Exhortations to wives, husbands, children, fathers, slaves)
      • Evangelism, 4.2-6 (Advancing the gospel)
  • Closing, 4.7-18 (Greetings, a final charge, and signature)
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Epistolary Conclusion of Col 4.7-18

An Epistolary Conclusion of Col 4.7-18 presents the structure of Paul’s conclusion to his epistle to the Colossians. The detailed PDF version includes English and Greek text in an interlinear format.

  1. Courier commendation, 4.7-9
  2. Greetings, 4.10-15
    • Paul’s fellow workers, 10-14
      • Jews, 10-11
      • Gentiles, 12-14
    • Paul (with Timothy), 15
  3. Final directives, 4.16-17
    • Exchange letters, 16
    • Ministry charge: Archippus, 17
  4. Farewell, 4.18
    • Apostolic signature, 18a
    • Final request, 18b
    • Benediction, 18c
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Chiastic Structure in Colossians 2.2b-3

Chiastic Structure in Colossians 2.2b-3, while including the English-only text of Colossians 2.1-2a, highlights English-Greek interlinear text and illustrates the chiasm of Colossians 2.2b-3.

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Cities of Asia (NT)

Cities of Asia (NT) includes, first, an overview map of western Asia Minor, including a smaller context map; shows key cities of importance in the New Testament books of Acts, Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon, Revelation. A second relief map of the Lycus River Valley highlights Laodicea, Hierapolis, and Colossae.

Cities on overview include: Ephesus, Laodicea, Hierapolis, Colossae, Pergamum, Thyatira, Smyrna, Sardis, Philadelphia, Miletus, Troas, and Assos.

Cities of Lycus River map include: Hierapolis (elev. 1400′), situated on a plateau, above hot springs; Laodicea (elev. 950′), situated in the valley, close to the river; Colossae (elev. 1850′), situated in the foothills at the head of the valley. Also shown is the proximity of the valley to Miletus, Ephesus, Philadelphia, Phyrgia, and Pisidian Antioch.

The map is particularly applicable to: Epistles of Colossians, Philemon, and Ephesians. Ephesians, sometimes called the “Letter to the Asians,” was distributed here (cf. “read my letter that is coming from Laodicea,” Col 4.16).

The map is also more generally applicable to: Paul’s travels and ministries in the region of Ephesus recorded in Acts; First and Second Timothy: Timothy’s ministry from Ephesus; Christ’s messages for the churches of Asia in Revelation 2–3.

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New Testament Christ Hymns, Prescripts, and Doxologies

Addressing the New Testament literary foreground, the first chart of New Testament Christ Hymns, Prescripts, and Doxologies identifies and compares five Christ hymns; the second, nineteen prescripts; the third, sixteen doxologies.

  • Christ hymns: Colossians 1.15-20, Philippians 2.6-11, First Timothy 3.16b-c, Hebrews 1.1-4, and John 1.1-5, 14 — what each says about Christ’s Cosmic Significance and his Church Significance. See especially the Christ Hymn in Colossians 1.15-20 (BcR also has a related audio)
  • Prescripts: Typical elements: author (superscriptio), recipient (adscriptio), and greeting (salutatio). Includes text for each (NASB95), grouped by Paul’s Travel Epistles, Paul’s Prison Epistles, Paul’s Pastoral Epistles, and the General Epistles (Hebrews and First John lack prescripts)
  • Doxologies: Each reference and its text, its location in the letter, and where is stands relative to a greeting (if present)
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