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pl.n. (used with a sing. verb)
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[Latin Colossēnsēs, inhabitants of Colossae, from Colossae, Colossae, from Greek Kolossai.]
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(Bible) (functioning as singular) a book of the New Testament (in full The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Colossians)
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(kəˈlɒʃ ənz)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
a book of the New Testament written by Paul to the church at Colossae.
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Noun1.Colossians - a New Testament book containing an epistle from Saint Paul to the Colossians in ancient Phrygia
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
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n (Epistle to the) ColossiansKolosserbrief m
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In this commentary designed for the theologically inclined general reader, Hamm provides an engaging synopsis of some of the major theological and pastoral themes found in three of the so-called captivity letters of Paul: Philemon, Philippians, and the contested Colossians. Guided by the renewed emphasis on Scripture inspired by the vision of Vatican H, H.
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Paul the Apostle addresses the struggles of serving the church by saying that it is Christ within him that empowers him to continue in the work of teaching (Colossians 1:28-29).