Philemon in Greek

(Short Course)

Course Description:

If there is any book that scholars believe the apostle Paul wrote, it is Philemon. Philemon is one of the prison epistles (Paul wrote it while he was in jail), and it is especially fun to read because the original Greek entails more texture and nuance than our English translations. Students who can follow the Greek will see that while this New Testament book strikingly refers to men and women church leaders in the church of Colossae, more centrally it shows how respectful Paul was in his appeal to ask Philemon, a slaveowner, to release Onesimus, his slave. This is a Short Course, only 10 hours of class time.