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  • noun Plural form of Nazirite.


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  • Abbey belongs to an obscure religious group called the Nazirites NAZZ'-uh-rites, whose members cite Old Testament passages as forbidding haircuts.

    SFGate: Top News Stories 2011

  • James Getz asked some Women Nazirites to join the parade, and engaged in some valuable speculation about them.

    Biblical Studies Carnival 41 James F. McGrath 2009

  • As for the question about Nasoreans and Nazirites, it's an interesting one.

    Early Converted Skeptics? James F. McGrath 2009

  • Or is there some confusion here between Nazirites and Nazarenes?

    The Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries 1851-1930 1908

  • Again, when St. Paul paid his last visit to Jerusalem, in A.D. 56, and the Jews accused him of advocating the abandonment of the Law of Moses and "the customs," it is St. James and his presbyters who advise him to go up to the Temple and purify himself with four Nazirites, and so reassure the "myriads" of Christian Jews who were zealous for the Law.

    The Books of the New Testament Leighton Pullan 1902

  • Northern European painters like van Eyck took their cues from this Byzantine icon, and from apocryphal sources like the Lentulus letter: "His hair is the color of a ripe hazelnut, parted on top in the manner of the Nazirites, and falling straight to the ears but curling further below, with blonde highlights and fanning off his shoulders."

    NYT > Home Page By KAREN ROSENBERG 2011

  • The Greeks, the Pacific Ocean peoples, the Naga people and several ascetic groups within various major religions have at times worn their hair in locks, including the monks of the Ethiopian Coptic Church, the Nazirites of Judaism, the Sadhus of Hinduism, and the Dervishes of Islam among others.

    RVABlogs 2009

  • 002: 011 I raised up some of your sons for prophets, and some of your young men for Nazirites.

    The World English Bible (WEB): Anonymous


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