Colossae

Colossae (Kuh-losĀ“ee)

A city in Asia Minor located in the upper Lycus River valley about a hundred and ten miles east of Ephesus, ten miles east of Laodicea, and twelve miles southeast of Hierapolis. A Christian community, perhaps founded by Epaphras (Col 1:7-8), existed here in the mid-first century CE and was the recipient of a Pauline letter. A severe earthquake in 60 or 61 CE appears to have destroyed the city, and Colossae passed into oblivion in later Roman times.

Col 1:7-8

7This you learned from Epaphras, our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf,8and he has made known to us your love in the Sp ... View more

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