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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Colosse, or Colassae

City on the river Lycus in Phrygia of Asia Minor. Colossians 1:2 . It appears as though Paul had not visited the city when he wrote the epistle to the church there, cf. Colossians 1:7; Colossians 2:1; but he may have done so in his journeys or have gone thither from Ephesus. He hoped to visit them soon, Philippians 22 , for to this place Philemon and Onesimus belonged. Colossians 4:9 . Colosse had been a place of importance, but declined on the rise of Hierapolis and Laodicea. The modern village Khonas is about three miles distant from the ancient ruins.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Colosse, or Colassae'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/c/colosse-or-colassae.html. 1897.

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