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  • proper noun A Nazarite.

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  • noun Alternative form of Nazarite.


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  • The term Nazirite is often confused with a similar word—Nazarene.

    The Jesus Dynasty James D. Tabor 2006

  • The term Nazirite is often confused with a similar word—Nazarene.

    The Jesus Dynasty James D. Tabor 2006

  • In verse eleven, there is an indication that she is pledging her son as a Nazarite (also spelled "Nazirite").

    Feast upon the Word Blog Jim F. 2010

  • Late in Paul's life, the elders at Jerusalem came to Paul and asked him to undergo the Nazirite vow because the church at Jerusalem was zealous for the law.

    SMU lecture tonight on `Christian Jews? The New Communities of Jewish Believers in Jesus' | RELIGION Blog | 2010

  • For behold, you shall conceive and give birth to a son, and no razor shall come upon his head, for the boy shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb; and he shall begin to save Israel from the hands of the Philistines.

    HANDS Across the Godhead? James F. McGrath 2010

  • In this manner Delilah forced Samson to tell her of his Nazirite status.

    Delilah: Midrash and Aggadah. 2009

  • Delilah was responsible for Samson abrogating his Nazirite restrictions, which his mother had been careful to observe from his conception.

    Delilah: Midrash and Aggadah. 2009

  • Jesus may have made a Nazirite vow at the last supper, according to the Gospels, but that is unlikely to explain his being referred to by this term in a more general sense.

    Early Converted Skeptics? James F. McGrath 2009

  • The Nazirite injunctions against drinking alcohol and eating unclean food are placed upon her, since the child is to be a Nazirite “from birth” (13: 5).

    Mother of Samson: Bible. 2009

  • There was also Queen Helene, the ruler of Adiabene who converted to Judaism, took a Nazirite vow and settled in Israel (M. Nazir 3: 6).

    Leadership and Authority. 2009


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