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prison letters
-Philemon
-Ephesians
-Philippians
-Colossians
author
Paul
prison
-used for punishment
-stone cells/dirt floors
-no trials, appeals
house arrest
-renting out room as prison
-Roman guard w/ prisoner at all times
main concern
-slave (onesimus) belongs to Philemon
-Paul converts him to Christianity and sends him back w/ the letter
slavery
-not limited to 1 ethnic group
-could be captured, born, sold into
-worked jobs
-earned $
-could buy freedom
-educated
-60 million in Roman Empire
theme
compassion
Paul's purpose
-wants Philemon to treat Onesimus as a Christian brother
-wants Philemon to forgive
-wants Onesimus sent back to him