a master of horses
(master of the horse ), a Christian teacher in Colossae, ( Colossians 4:17 ) called by St. Paul his "fellow soldier," Phil 2. He was probably a member of Philemons family. (A.D. 62.)
Addressed by Paul in his letter to Philem, as "our fellow-soldier"; probably a member of Philem's family circle, holding some official position in the church (Colossians 4:17; Philemon 1:2). See APPHIA. The tradition that he was one of the seventy disciples, became bishop of Laodicea and later became a martyr, seems to have little historical foundation.
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