Paul asks the Galatians (Gal. 4: 9) how they could contemplate returning to the beggarly (AV, NRSV), ‘bankrupt’ (REB, NJB) elemental spirits. He therefore contrasts the poverty of such a religious system with the riches of the gospel.
Citation styles are based on the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Ed., and the MLA Style Manual, 2nd Ed..
"beggarly." In A Dictionary of the Bible. Ed. W. R. F. Browning. Oxford Biblical Studies Online. Dec 13, 2013. <http://www.oxfordbiblicalcstudies.com/article/opr/t94/e246>.
"beggarly." In A Dictionary of the Bible. , edited by W. R. F. Browning. Oxford Biblical Studies Online, http://www.oxfordbiblicalcstudies.com/article/opr/t94/e246 (accessed Dec 13, 2013).