Sunday, January 07, 2007

Colosse (Colossians 1:2)

Colosse was located in Asia Minor in what is now modern Turkey. It formed a triangle of cities with near by Laodicea and Hierapolis. It was about 100 miles east of Ephesus. The church was most likely founded by Epaphras during the time Paul was ministering in Ephesus. Colosse was a once great city in decline because the major trade routes had been rerouted through Laodicea. The population was predominately Gentile but there was a significant Jewish community. Today the city no longer exists.

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