Word Summary
epithesis: a laying on, an assault
Original Word: ἐπίθεσις
Transliteration: epithesis
Phonetic Spelling: (ep-ith'-es-is)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: a laying on, an assault
Meaning: a laying on, an assault
Strong's Concordance
assault, imposition

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

see GREEK epitithemi

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 .)