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Onesimus in Wikipedia
Saint Onesimus (d. ca. 90 AD) (Greek: Ὀνήσιμος, meaning
"useful," also called Onesimus of Byzantium and The Holy
Apostle Onesimus in some Eastern Orthodox churches) was a
slave to Philemon of Colossae, a man of Christian faith.
Eventually, Onesimus transgressed against Philemon and fled to
the site of Paul the Apostle's imprisonment (most probably
Rome or Ephesus) to escape punishment for a theft he had
committed  , there, he heard the Gospel from Paul and
converted to Christianity. Paul, having earlier converted
Philemon to Christianity, reconciled with the two and wrote a
letter to Philemon (which today exists in the New Testament as
the Epistle to Philemon  ). The letter read (in part):...