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Lexicon :: Strong's G4747 - stoicheion

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στοιχεῖον
Transliteration
stoicheion
Pronunciation
stoi-khā'-on (Key)
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Part of Speech
neuter noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From a presumed derivative of the base of στοιχέω (G4748)
mGNT
7x in 2 unique form(s)
TR
7x in 2 unique form(s)
LXX
0x in 0 unique form(s)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 7:670,1087

Strong’s Definitions

στοιχεῖον stoicheîon, stoy-khi'-on; neuter of a presumed derivative of the base of G4748; something orderly in arrangement, i.e. (by implication) a serial (basal, fundamental, initial) constituent (literally), proposition (figuratively):—element, principle, rudiment.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x

The KJV translates Strong's G4747 in the following manner: element (4x), rudiment (2x), principle (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x
The KJV translates Strong's G4747 in the following manner: element (4x), rudiment (2x), principle (1x).
  1. any first thing, from which the others belonging to some series or composite whole take their rise, an element, first principal

    1. the letters of the alphabet as the elements of speech, not however the written characters, but the spoken sounds

    2. the elements from which all things have come, the material causes of the universe

    3. the heavenly bodies, either as parts of the heavens or (as others think) because in them the elements of man, life and destiny were supposed to reside

    4. the elements, rudiments, primary and fundamental principles of any art, science, or discipline

      1. i.e. of mathematics, Euclid's geometry

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
στοιχεῖον stoicheîon, stoy-khi'-on; neuter of a presumed derivative of the base of G4748; something orderly in arrangement, i.e. (by implication) a serial (basal, fundamental, initial) constituent (literally), proposition (figuratively):—element, principle, rudiment.
STRONGS NT 4747: στοιχεῖον
στοιχεῖον, στοιχειου, τό (from στοῖχος a row, rank, series; hence, properly, that which belongs to any στοῖχος, that of which a στοῖχος is composed; hence), "any first thing, from which the others belonging to some series or composite whole take their rise; an element, first principle". The word denotes specifically:
1. the letters of the alphabet as the elements of speech, not however the written characters (which are called γράμματα), but the spoken sounds: στοιχεῖον φωνῆς φωνή ἀσύνθετος, Plato definition, p. 414 e.; τό ῥω τό στοιχεῖον, id. Crat., p. 426 d.; στοιχεῖον ἐστι φωνή ἀδιαιρετος, οὐ πᾶσα δέ, ἀλλ' ἐξ ἧς πεφυκε συνετή γίγνεσθαι φωνή, Aristotle, poet. 20, p. 1456{b}, 22.
2. the elements from which all things have come, the material causes of the universe (ἐστι δέ στοιχεῖον, ἐξ οὗ πρώτου γίνεται τά γινόμενα καί εἰς ἔσχατον ἀναλύεται... τό πῦρ, τό ὕδωρ, ἀήρ, γῆ, (Diogenes Laërtius Zeno 137); so very often from Plato down, as in Tim., p. 48 b.; in the Scriptures: Wis. 7:17 Wis. 19:17; 2 Peter 3:10, 12.
3. the heavenly bodies, either as parts of the heavens, or (as others think) because in them the elements of man's life and destiny were supposed to reside; so in the earlier ecclesiastical writings: Ep. ad Diogn. 7, 2 [ET]; Justin Martyr, dialog contra Trypho, 23; τά Οὐρανία στοιχεῖα, id. Apology 2, 5; στοιχεῖα Θεοῦ, created by God, Theophilus Ant. ad Autol. 1, 4; cf. Hilgenfeld, Galaterbrief, pp. 66-77. Hence, some interpreters infelicitously understand Paul's phrase τά στοιχεῖα τοῦ κόσμου, Galatians 4:3, 9; Colossians 2:8, 20, of the heavenly bodies, because times and seasons, and so sacred seasons, were regulated by the course of the sun and moon; yet in unfolding the meaning of the passage on the basis of this sense they differ widely.
4. the elements, rudiments, primary and fundamental principles (cf. our 'alphabet' or 'a b c') of any art, science, or discipline; e. g. of mathematics, as in the title of Euclid's well-known work; στοιχεῖα πρῶτα καί μέγιστα χρήστης πολιτείας, Isocrates, p. 18 a.; τῆς ἀρετῆς, Plutarch, de puer. educ. 16, 2; many examples are given in Passow, under the word, 4, ii., p. 1550b; (cf. Liddell and Scott, under the word, II. 3 and 4). In the N. T. we have τά στοιχεῖα τῆς ἀρχῆς τῶν λογίων τοῦ Θεοῦ (see ἀρχή, 1 b., p. 76{b} bottom), Hebrews 5:12, such as are taught to νήπιοι, Hebrews 5:13; τά στοιχεῖα τοῦ κόσμου, the rudiments with which mankind like νήπιοι were indoctrinated before the time of Christ, i. e. the elements of religions training, or the ceremonial precepts common alike to the worship of Jews and of Gentiles, Galatians 4:3, 9, (and since these requirements on account of the difficulty of observing them are to be regarded as a yoke — cf. Acts 15:10; Galatians 5:1 — those who rely upon them are said to be δεδουλωμένοι ὑπό τά στοιχεῖα); specifically, the ceremonial requirements especially of Jewish tradition, minutely set forth by theosophists and false teachers, and fortified by specious argument, Colossians 2:8, 20. The phrase τά στοιχεῖα τοῦ κόσμου is fully discussed by Schneckenburger in the Theolog. Jahrbücher for 1848, Part iv., p. 445ff; Neander in the Deutsche Zeitschrift f. Christl. Wissensehaft for 1850, p. 205ff; Kienlen in Reuss u. Cunitz's Beiträge zu d. theolog. Wissenschaften, vol. ii., p. 133ff; E. Schaubach, Comment. qua exponitur quid στοιχεῖα τοῦ κόσμου in N. T. sibi velint. (Meining. 1862).
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Acts
15:10
Galatians
4:3; 4:3; 4:9; 4:9; 5:1
Colossians
2:8; 2:8; 2:20; 2:20
Hebrews
5:12; 5:13
2 Peter
3:10; 3:12

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4747 matches the Greek στοιχεῖον (stoicheion),
which occurs 12 times in 7 verses in the Greek concordance of the NASB

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:3 - So also we, while we were children, were held in bondage under the [fn]elemental G4747 things G4747 of the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:9 - But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how is it that you turn back again to the weak and worthless [fn]elemental G4747 things, G4747 to which you desire to be enslaved all over again?
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:8 - See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary G4747 principles G4747 of the world, [fn]rather than according to Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:20 - If you have died with Christ [fn]to the elementary G4747 principles G4747 of the world, why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourself to decrees, such as,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:12 - For though [fn]by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the [fn]elementary G4747 principles G4747 of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 3:10 - But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements G4747 will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and [fn]its works will be [fn]burned up.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 3:12 - looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements G4747 will melt with intense heat!
 
 
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