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Nazirite

1910 New Catholic Dictionary

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(Hebrew: to consecrate, to separate)

Among the Hebrews one separated from the common ways of men, and by vow consecrated to God. Though the vow of the Nazarite is pre-Mosaic, its codified form is found in Numbers 6. According to this law, Nazarites might be of either sex. They were bound not to cut the hair or beard; to abstain from any wine, or fruit of the vine, or any strong drink; not to touch a dead Roman body or enter the house of the dead; and to offer sacrifices proper to their state. The Nazarite vow was either perpetual or temporary, the minimum being 30 days. Similar custom exists among the Arabs.

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Entry for 'Nazirite'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ncd/​n/nazirite.html. 1910.
 
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