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The Bible has a queer love story

Scholars are re-reading the book of ‘Philemon’

Near the end of the New Testament is a brief, enigmatic letter by the apostle Paul. What it’s about has been anyone’s guess.

The letter—all of 335 words—seemed to concern a slave being sent home to his master, Philemon. Many asked: Why was it even in the Bible?

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