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Elements: In its primary sense, as denoting the first principles or constituents
of things, it is used in
(2 Peter 3:10) "The elements shall be dissolved."
In a secondary sense it denotes the first principles of any art or
science. In this sense it is used in
(Galatians 4:3,9; Colossians 2:8,20) where the
expressions, "elements of the world," "week and beggarly elements,"
denote that state of religious knowledge existing among the Jews
before the coming of Christ, the rudiments of religious teaching.
They are "of the world," because they are made up of types which
appeal to the senses. They are "weak," because insufficient; and
"beggarly," or "poor," because they are dry and barren, not being
accompanied by an outpouring of spiritual gifts and graces, as the