Another Philemon Chart

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Here is another example of a chart. The bottom column contains the verse. Above that is a short summary of the individual verse. Above that the verses are grouped according to the pattern that they seem to fit in upon observation, a title is given to that group. Above that they are grouped into smaller groups. Finally a book summation title is given. Notice that in the bottom columns which contain the verses written out, that observations are notated within the text by hand. “R” stands for repitition of words, “C” or “Contr.” stands for Contrast, “E-C” stands for Effect and Cause, “C-E” stands for Cause and Effect, “Contin.” stands for Continuity of subject or theme. Climax of the passage seemed, at the time I made this chart, to be in verse 9, thus note the  climbing line that culminates with the star at the top of verse 9.  These are just some of the ways that you can begin to interact with the text to note repeated elements, where the contrasts are, where the cause and effect relationships exist, what the continued themes are, what the main point of a verse is, how the verses fit together, to understand both what the individual verses mean, as well as how they fit together to make the point that the section, chapter, or book is trying to make.

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Outline of Philemon

I. Opening (vv. 1-7)

A. Salutation (vv. 1-3)
1. Author (v. 1a) Paul and Timothy
2. Addressees (vv. 1b-2) Philemon, Apphia, Archippus, and church
3. Greeting (v. 3) Grace and peace
B. Prayer formula (vv. 4-7) Making mention of you in my prayers
II. Body (vv. 8-22)
A. Introduction of subject (vv. 8-16) Appeal for Onesimus
B. Request of the author for the readers (vv. 17-20, 22) Accept him as me, Prepare me a lodging
C. Conclusion (v. 21) Having confidence in your obedience I write to you

III. Closing (vv. 23-25)
A. Closing greeting (vv. 23-24) Epaphras, Mark, Aristarcus, Demas, Luke greet you
B. Farewell salutation (v. 25) Grace of Jesus be with your spirit.

Click on the following for more information in PDF format:

Philemon: Background of the Recipients

Philemon: Background of the Author

Philemon: Background of Slavery

Philemon 4-7 Grammatical Structure Breakdown

Published in: on December 26, 2007 at 10:16 pm  Leave a Comment