Epistle to the Colossians

The Epistle of Paul to the Colossians (or simply Colossians) is the twelfth book of the New Testament. It was written, according to the text, by Paul the Apostle and Timothy, and addressed to the Church in Colossae, a small Phrygian city near Laodicea and approximately 100 miles (160 km) from Ephesus in Asia Minor.[1]

The first page of Colossians in Minuscule 321 gives its title as προς κολασσαεις, "to the Colossians". British Library, London.

Scholars have increasingly questioned Paul's authorship and attributed the letter to an early follower instead.[1] The authenticity of the letter, is still defended by many scholars.[1] If Paul was the author, he probably used an amanuensis, or secretary, in writing the letter (Col 4:18),[2] possibly Timothy.[3]