laying on of hands:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laying_on_of_handsThe laying on of hands is a religious ritual that accompanies certain religious practices, which are found throughout the world in varying forms.http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/HandauflegenDas Handauflegen gilt als eine der ältesten Behandlungsmethoden der Menschheit. Neben dem wärmenden Effekt vermittelt es soziale Nähe und wirkt dadurch beruhigend. Im Gegensatz zum Massieren werden die Hände beim Handauflegen nicht bewegt. Vom Handauflegen zu unterscheiden ist die symbolische Geste der Handauflegung als religiöses Ritual, die allerdings auch einen Heilungsaspekt haben kann.http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/254...imposition of hands, also called Laying On Of Hands, ritual act in which a priest or other religious functionary places one or both hands palms down on the top of another person’s head, usually while saying a prayer or blessing. The imposition of hands was first practiced in Judaism and was adopted by Christianity.
22 And Moses did as the Lord commanded him: and he took Joshua, and set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation:
23 And he laid his hands upon him
, and gave him a charge, as the Lord commanded by the hand of Moses.
9 And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him
: and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the Lord commanded Moses.
17 Then laid they their hands on them
, and they received the Holy Ghost.
6 [...] and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them
1 Timothy 4:14
14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands
of the presbytery.
2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands
, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
I'm certain there are many more.