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Bartchy, S. S. (1992), ‘Philemon, Epistle to’, ABD v. 305–10.

Birdsall, J. N. (1993), ‘ΠΡΕΣΒϒΤΗΣ in Philemon 9: A Study in Conjectural Emendation’, NTS 39: 625–30.

Caird, G. B. (1976), Paul's Letters from Prison (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Gnilka, J. (1982), Der Philemonbrief (Freiburg: Herder).

Hock, R. F. (1955), ‘A Support for His Old Age: Paul's Plea on Behalf of Onesimus’, in L. M. White and O. L. Yarbrough (eds.), The Social World of the First Christians: Essays in Honor of Wayne A. Meeks (Minneapolis: Fortress) 67–81.

Knox, J. (1955), ‘Philemon’, in G. A. Buttrick (ed.), The Interpreter's Bible (New York: Abingdon), xi. 555–73.

———(1959), Philemon Among the Letters of Paul: A New View of Its Place and Importance (Nashville: Abingdon).

Lampe, P. (1985), ‘Keine “Sklavenflucht” des Onesimus’, ZNW 76: 135–7.

Lightfoot, J. B. (1904), St Paul's Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon (London: Macmillan).

Lohse, E. (1971), Colossians and Philemon, trans. W. R. Poehlmann and R. J. Karris, Hermaneia (Philadelphia: Fortress).

Martin, C. J. (1992), ‘The Rhetorical Function of Commercial Language in Paul's Letter to Philemon (Verse 18)’, in D. F. Watson (ed.), Persuasive Artistry: Studies in New Testament Rhetoric in Honor of George A. Kennedy, JSNTSup 50 (Sheffield: JSOT), 321–37.

Martin, D. B. (1990), Slavery as Salvation: The Metaphor of Slavery in Pauline Christianity (New Haven: Yale University Press).

Martin, R. P. (1974), Colossians and Philemon, NCB (London: Oliphants).

Nordling, J. G. (1991), ‘Onesimus Fugitivus: A Defense of the Runaway Slave Hypothesis in Philemon’, JSNT 41: 97–119.

Rapske, B. M. (1991), ‘The Prisoner Paul in the Eyes of Onesimus’, NTS 37: 187–203.

Reitzenstein, R. (1978), Hellenistic Mystery-Religions: Their Basic Ideas and Significance, trans. J. E. Steely (Pittsburgh: Pickwick).

Sampley, J. P. (1980), Pauline Partnership in Christ: Christian Community and Commitment in Light of Roman Law (Philadelphia: Fortress).

Stöger, A. (1971), The Epistle to Philemon, ed. J. L. McKenzie, trans. M. Dunne (New York: Herder & Herder).

Stuhlmacher, P. (1981), Der Brief an Philemon, EKKNT (Zürich: Benziger).

Wansink, C. S. (1996), ‘Chained in Christ’: The Experience and Rhetoric of Paul's Imprisonments, JSNTSup (Sheffield: JSNT).

Winter, S. (1984), ‘Methodological Observations on a New Interpretation of Paul's Letter to Philemon’, Union Seminary Quarterly Review, 35: 3–12.

———(1987), ‘Paul's Letter to Philemon’, NTS 33: 1–15.

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