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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)
Dictionary Aids

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).
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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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 7 times in 7 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:3 - Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements G4747 of the world:
Unchecked Copy BoxGal 4:9 - But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, G4747 whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:8 - Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments G4747 of the world, and not after Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 2:20 - Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments G4747 of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:12 - For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles G4747 of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 3:10 - But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements G4747 shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 3:12 - Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements G4747 shall melt with fervent heat?
 
 
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