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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Laying On of Hands
Laying On of Hands. This "formed at an early period a part of the ceremony observed on the appointment and consecration of persons to high and holy undertakings;" (and, in the Christian Church, was especially used in setting apart men to the ministry and to other holy offices. It is a symbolical act expressing the imparting of spiritual authority and power. - Editor).
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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Laying On of Hands'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/l/laying-on-of-hands.html. 1901.