epithesis: a laying on, an assaultOriginal Word: ἐπίθεσις, εως, ἡPart of Speech:
a laying on; an attack, assault.
1936 epíthesis (from 2007 /epitíthēmi, "place upon") – properly to put, lay on (hands); used of the Lord conveying supernatural encouragement and revelation by "the laying on of hands."
This simple procedure looks to the Lord for guidance and to pass on confirmation of His will. It is the principal means of "ordaining" someone to ministry, but should also be a regular practice in the church when helping someone confirm (discover) God's will, etc.
[1 Tim 4:14 shows how the "laying on of hands" helps spur people to receive God's grace-gifts. These endowments bring great fruitfulness to the Lord's Church.
(Ro 1:11) Paul exemplified face-to-face meetings with churches because these are spiritually dynamic. They included: "laying on of hands" (done in conjunction with the elders of the church), and moving in spiritual gifts (cf. 1 Cor 12:12, 14:18).]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a laying on, an assaultNASB Translation
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 1936: ἐπίθεσιςἐπίθεσις
), a laying on, imposition
: τῶν χειρῶν
, Acts 8:18
; 1 Timothy 4:14
; 2 Timothy 1:6
; Hebrews 6:2
. The imposition of hands, χειροθεσια
, was a sacred rite transmitted by the Jews to the Christians, and employed in praying for another, or in conferring upon him divine blessings, especially bodily health, or the Holy Spirit (at the administration of baptism and the inauguration to their office of the teachers and ministers of the church): Genesis 48:14
; Numbers 27:18, 23
; Deuteronomy 34:9
; 2 Kings 5:11
, etc.; Matthew 19:13
; Mark 16:18
; Acts 6:6
; Acts 13:3
; Acts 19:6
, etc. (See B. D.
under the word (supplement); McCl. and Strong and Dict. of Chris. Antiq. under the word .)<1>
From epitithemi; an imposition (of hands officially) -- laying (putting) on.
see GREEK epitithemi