1936. epithesis
Strong's Concordance
epithesis: a laying on, an assault
Original Word: ἐπίθεσις, εως, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: epithesis
Phonetic Spelling: (ep-ith'-es-is)
Definition: a laying on, an assault
Usage: a laying on; an attack, assault.
HELPS Word-studies

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 Concordance
Word Origin
from epitithémi
a laying on, an assault
NASB Translation
laying (4).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1936: ἐπίθεσις

ἐπίθεσις, ἐπιθησεως, (ἐπιτίθημι), 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 .)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
assault, imposition

From epitithemi; an imposition (of hands officially) -- laying (putting) on.

see GREEK epitithemi

Forms and Transliterations
επιθεσεως επιθέσεως ἐπιθέσεως ἐπιθέσεώς επίθεσιν epitheseos epitheseōs epithéseos epithéseōs epithéseṓs
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Englishman's Concordance
Acts 8:18 N-GFS
GRK: διὰ τῆς ἐπιθέσεως τῶν χειρῶν
NAS: through the laying on of the apostles'
KJV: through laying on of the apostles'
INT: by the laying on of the hands

1 Timothy 4:14 N-GFS
GRK: προφητείας μετὰ ἐπιθέσεως τῶν χειρῶν
NAS: prophetic utterance with the laying on of hands
KJV: with the laying on of the hands
INT: prophecy with laying on of the hands

2 Timothy 1:6 N-GFS
GRK: διὰ τῆς ἐπιθέσεως τῶν χειρῶν
NAS: is in you through the laying on of my hands.
KJV: thee by the putting on of my hands.
INT: by the laying on of the hands

Hebrews 6:2 N-GFS
GRK: βαπτισμῶν διδαχῆς ἐπιθέσεώς τε χειρῶν
NAS: about washings and laying on of hands,
KJV: and of laying on of hands,
INT: about washings of instruction of laying on moreover of hands

Strong's Greek 1936
4 Occurrences

ἐπιθέσεως — 4 Occ.

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