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Philemon is often treated along with Colossians in a single commentary.

Major Commentaries on Philemon

  • Barth, Markus, and Helmut Blanke. The Letter to Philemon. Eerdmans Critical Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.
  • Bruce, F. F. The Epistles to the Colossians, to Philemon, and to the Ephesians. The New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1984.
  • Calvin, John. The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians and the Epistles to Timothy, Titus, and Philemon. Translated by T. A. Smail. Calvin’s New Testament Commentaries. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1996.
  • Dunn, James D. G. The Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon: A Commentary on the Greek Text. The New International Greek Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1996.
  • Fitzmyer, J.A. The Letter to Philemon. Anchor Bible, vol. 34C. New York: Doubleday, 2000.
  • Lohse, Eduard. Colossians and Philemon: A Commentary on the Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon. Translated by William R. Poehlmann and Robert J. Karris. Edited by Helmut Koester. Hermeneia. Philadelphia: Fortress Press 1971.
  • Martin, Ralph P. Colossians and Philemon: Based on the Revised Standard Version. The New Century Bible Commentary. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1973.
  • O’Brien, Peter T. Colossians, Philemon. Word Biblical Commentary, vol. 44. Waco, TX: Word Books, 1982.
  • Wright, N. T. The Epistles of Paul to the Colossians and to Philemon: An Introduction and Commentary. Tyndale New Testament Commentary, vol. 12. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1986.
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