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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  elements 
  n  :  violent  or  severe  weather  (viewed  as  caused  by  the  action  of 
  the  four  elements);  "they  felt  the  full  fury  of  the 
  elements" 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Elements 
  In  its  primary  sense  as  denoting  the  first  principles  or 
  constituents  of  things  it  is  used  in  2  Pet.  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 
  Gal.  4:3,  9;  Col.  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  gospel  is 
 




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