Word: epiqesij

Pronounce: ep-ith'-es-is

Strongs Number: G1936

Orig: from 2007; an imposition (of hands officially):--laying (putting) on. G2007

Use: TDNT-8:159,1176 Noun Feminine

Heb Strong: H5691 H7195

    1) a laying on, imposition

    The imposition of hands 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).