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    philemon

    philemon - Dictionary definition and meaning for word philemon

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    (noun) (Greek mythology) a simple countryman who offered hospitality to Zeus and Hermes when they came to earth without revealing their identities in order to test people's piety Definition
    (noun) (New Testament) a Christian (probably living in Colossae) whose slave escaped and went to see Saint Paul Definition
    (noun) a New Testament book containing an epistle from Saint Paul to Philemon asking Philemon to forgive the slave for escaping
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