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also known as: Colosse, Colassa, Colasse
a city of Phrygia, on the Lycus, which is a tributary of the Maeander River
It was about 12 miles above Laodicea, and near the great road from Ephesus to the Euphrates, and was consequently of some mercantile importance. It does not appear that Paul had visited this city when he wrote his letter to the church there (Col. 1:2). He expresses in his letter to Philemon (verse 1:22) his hope to visit it on being delivered from his imprisonment. From Col. 1:7; 4:12 it has been concluded that Epaphras was the founder of the Colossian church.
This town afterwards fell into decay.
Article Version: September 1, 2017