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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 7745 ordination
7745 ordination

7745 ordination

The appointment to a public ministry or office, including investing with the authority required for this ministry. The most important biblical model of ordination is provided by the OT priesthood.

Ordination of the OT priesthood

The ceremony of ordination Ex 28:41 See also Ex 29:29-46; Ex 30:30; Lev 8:30,33; Nu 3:3

The role of the ordained priest To properly apply the blood of the ordination offering: Ex 29:20-21; Lev 7:37; Lev 8:18
Lev 16:32 to make atonement; Lev 21:10-12 to observe a strict code of behaviour

Jesus is the Messiah, the anointed one

Mt 16:16 The Greek word “Christos”, like the Hebrew word “Messiah”, means “anointed (by God)”.

Ordination in the NT

Jesus Christ appointed disciples without reference to a ceremony of ordination Mk 3:14-15 pp Lk 6:13

The apostles commissioned people for service by laying on of hands Ac 6:6 See also Nu 8:10-11; Nu 27:18-23; Ac 13:3 Barnabas and Saul were commissioned for missionary work.

The appointment of elders Ac 14:23; 1Ti 1:18; 1Ti 4:14; 1Ti 5:22; 2Ti 1:6; Tit 1:5,6-9 Certain qualities are required in an appointed elder or minister.

See also

2206Jesus, the Christ
7372hands, laying on
7734leaders, spiritual
7767priests, OT institution
7943ministry in church

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