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Abbott, T. K. (1897), A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistles to the Ephesians and to the Colossians, ICC (Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark).

Aletti, J.-N. (1993), Saint Paul: Épître aux Colossiens, Ebib NS 20 (Paris: Gabalda).

Anderson, C. P. (1992), ‘Laodiceans, Epistle to’, ABD iv. 231–3.

Balch, D. (1992), ‘Household Codes’, ABD iii. 318–20.

Bandstra, A. J. (1964), Law and the Elements (Kampen: Kok).

Barrett, C. K. (1994), Paul: An Introduction to his Thought (London: Chapman).

Benoit, P. (1975), ‘L'Hymne christologique de Col 1, 15–20: Jugement critique sur l'état des recherches’, in J. Neusner (ed.), Christianity, Judaism and Other Greco-Roman Cults: Studies for Morton Smith at Sixty, SJLA 12/1 (Leiden: Brill), 1. 226–63.

——— (1982), ‘Hagioi en Colossiens 1.12: Hommes ou Anges?’, in M. D. Hooker and S. G. Wilson (eds.), Paul and Paulinism: Essays in Honour of C. K. Barrett (London: SPCK), 83–101.

Boismard, M.-E. (1999), La Lettre de saint Paul au Laodicéens, Cahiers de la Revue Biblique (Paris: Gabalda).

Brown, R. E. (1968), The Semitic Background of the Term ‘Mystery’ in the New Testament, FBBS 21 (Philadelphia: Fortress).

Bruce, F. F. (1977), Paul: Apostle of the Free Spirit (Exeter: Paternoster).

Bujard, W. (1973), Stilanalytische Untersuchungen zum Kolosserbrief als Beitrag zur Methodik von Sprachergleichen, SUNT 11 (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht).

Carr, W. (1973), ‘Two Notes on Colossians’, JTS 24: 492–500.

Dunn, J. D. G. (1980), Christology in the Making: An Inquiry into the Origins of the Doctrine of the Incarnation (London: SCM).

——— (1996), The Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon: A Commentary on the Greek Text, Greek New Testament Commentary (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans).

Francis, F. O., and Meeks, W. A. (1973) (eds.), Conflict at Colossae, SBLSBS 4 (Missoula: Scholar's Press).

Furnish, V. P. (1992), ‘Colossians, Epistle to the’, ABD 1. 1090–6.

Grudem, W. (1985), ‘Does kephale (“Head”) Mean “Source” or “Authority” in Greek Literature? A Survey of 2,336 Examples’, Trinity Journal, 6: 38–59.

Gunther, J. J. (1973), St. Paul's Opponents and Their Background: A Study of Apocalyptic and Jewish Sectarian Teachings, NovTSup 35 (Leiden: Brill).

Hafemann, S. J. (1986), Suffering and the Spirit: An Exegetical Study of II Cor. 2:14–3:3 within the Context of the Corinthian Correspondence, WUNT 2/19 (Tübingen: Mohr [Siebeck]).

Hooker, M. D. (1973), ‘Were there False Teachers at Colossae?’, in B. Lindars and S. Smalley (eds.), Christ and Spirit in the New Testament: Studies in Honour of Charles Francis Digby Moule (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

Käsemann, E. (1964), Essays on New Testament Themes, SBT 41 (London: SCM).

Kenny, A. (1986), A Stylometric Study of the New Testament (Oxford: Clarendon).

Kremer, J. (1956), Was an den Leiden Christi noch mangelt: Eine interpretationsgeschichtliche und exegetische Untersuchung zu Kol 1, 24b, BBB 12 (Bonn: Hanstein).

Kuhn, K. G. (1968), ‘The Epistle to the Ephesians in the Light of the Qumran Texts’, in J. Murphy-O'Connor (ed.), Paul and Qumran (London: Chapman), 115–31.

Lampe, P. (1985), ‘Keine “Sklavenflucht” des Onesimus’, ZNW 76: 135–7.

Lightfoot, J. B. (1904), Saint Paul's Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon (London: Macmillan).

Lohse, E. (1968), Die Briefe an die Kolosser und an Philemon, MeyerK (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht).

Moule, C. F. D. (1968), The Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon, CGTC (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).

Murphy-O'Connor, J. (1995a), ‘Tradition and Redaction in Col 1:15–20 ’, RB 102: 231–41.

——— (1995b), Paul the Letter Writer, GNS 41 (Collegeville, Ind.: Liturgical Press).

Nestle-Aland (1993), Novum Testamentum Graece, 27th edn. (Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft).

Neumann, K. J. (1990), The Authenticity of the Pauline Epistles in the Light of Stylostatistic Analysis, SBLDS 120 (Atlanta: Scholars Press).

O'Brien, P. T. (1982), Colossians, Philemon, WBC 44 (Waco: Word).

Richards, E. R. (1991), The Secretary in the Letters of Paul, WUNT 2/42 (Tübingen, Mohr [Siebeck]).

Sappington, T. J. (1991), Revelation and Redemption at Colossae, JSNTSup 53 (Sheffield: JSOT).

Schenk, W. (1987), ‘Der Kolosserbrief in der neueren Forschung (1945–1985)’, ANRW 2. 25. 4 (Berlin: de Gruyter), 3327–64.

Schlier, H. (1961), Principalities and Powers in the New Testament, QD 3 (Fribourg: Herder).

Schmauch, W. (1964), Beiheft zu E. Lohmeyer: Die Briefe an die Philipper, Kolosser und an Philemon, MeyerK (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht).

Schubert, P. (1939), Form and Function of the Pauline Thanksgivings, BZNW 20 (Berlin: Töpelmann).

Spicq, C. (1958–9), Agape dans le Nouveau Testament: Analyse des textes, Ebib (2 vols.; Paris: Gabalda).

Wengst, K. (1972), Christologische Formeln und Lieder (Gütersloh: Mohr).

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