Colossae. Other than the biblical reference to the name, little is known about this faraway place. It was a bustling city, caravans traveling through laden down with goods, merchants buying and selling, banks prosperous with the exchanging of monies, etc.
As one traveled the highways in and out of the city, sheep would be seen grazing the hillsides, shearers would be doing their duties harvesting the prized black wool, and shop owners would be seen beckoning tourists to stop and purchase their wares.
Colossae was part of a tri-city area. Two important trade routes crossed its streets. With such important commerce, it seems this city would remain prosperous.
But what happened to Colossae? Where is it today? Why should we remember it?
We’ll explore this in a later post. But for now, you may want to take a closer look at a special letter to these people of the past. It’s found in the New Testament entitled The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Colossians.