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Bibil Identifier bibil:203969
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Laying on of Hands in 1 Timothy 5:22
Title (English, ) A New Proposal
Author Irwin, Brian P.
Journal Bulletin for Biblical Research (Volume: 18, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language English
Pages 123-129 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In 1 Tim 5:22, the author of the letter tells the recipient to avoid ''laying hands on anyone quickly." Traditionally, this phrase has been understood to refer to an action related either to ordination or to the receiving back into fellowship of lapsed believers. Neither view, however, is without difficulties. This article examines the various uses of the phrase "lay hands on" in the LXX and the Greek NT and argues that the best understanding of the phrase in 1 Tim 5:22 is to associate it with the manner in which hands are imposed as a sign of accusation. Thus, the passage refers neither to ordination nor to receiving lapsed believers but stands as a caution against hastily accusing an elder of wrongdoing.
Pericopes 1 Timothy 5,22
Terms ἐπιτίθημι
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