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Hands, Imposition of.

Ceremony used in OT to place sins on scapegoat (Lv 16:21–22); to convey blessings (Gn 48:14); at the installation of Joshua (Dt 34:9); in connection with sacrifices (Lv 1:4; 3:2, 8; 4:4, 24, 29). Used in NT in connection with healing (Mk 6:5); imparting blessing (Mk 10:13–16); blessing or ordaining ministers (Acts 13:1–3; 6:1–6; 1 Ti 4:14: 5:22; 2 Ti 1:6). Included in rites of baptism, confirmation, and ordination in E and W Chs.


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