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  1. an ancient city in SW Phrygia: seat of an early Christian church to which Paul wrote the Epistle to the Colossians.
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Historical Examples of colossae

  • Colossae lasted until the 7th and 8th centuries, when it was gradually deserted under pressure of the Arab invasions.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6


  • Philemon lived at Colossae and was probably a convert of Paul and member of the Colossian church.

    The Bible Book by Book

    Josiah Blake Tidwell

British Dictionary definitions for colossae


  1. an ancient city in SW Phrygia in Asia Minor: seat of an early Christian Church
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