Nazarite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • prop. n Nazarite A Jew bound by a vow to leave the hair uncut, to abstain from wine and strong drink, and to practice extraordinary purity of life and devotion, the obligation being for life, or for a certain time. The word is also used adjectively.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Nazarite Among the ancient Hebrews, a religious devotee, separated to the Lord by a special vow, the terms of which are carefully prescribed in Num. vi. They included entire abstinence from wine and other intoxicating liquors, from all cutting of the hair, and from all approach to a dead body. The vow might be taken either for a limited period or for life.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Nazarite naz′ar-īt a Jew who vowed to abstain from strong drink, &c
    • Nazarite also Naz′irite
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Usage

In literature:

He calls himself John the Nazarite, son of Zacharias, and says he is the messenger sent before the Messiah.
"Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ" by Lew Wallace
If, during the period of a vow, the Nazarite neglected any of these injunctions, the whole ceremony was to recommence.
"Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I" by Francis Augustus Cox
The institution, or revival, of the Order of the Nazarites was a religio-moral movement.
"The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible" by R. Heber Newton
Again, enumerating the sins of the people, Amos charges them with giving the Nazarites wine to drink.
"The Testimony of the Bible Concerning the Assumptions of Destructive Criticism" by S. E. Wishard
He was to grow up a Nazarite, forbidden to drink strong drink, neither was his head to be shaved.
"Mother Stories from the Old Testament" by Anonymous
Take those about the Nazarites.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
The Russian priests seem to consider that, like the Nazarites among the Jews, an especial virtue exists in the length of their hair.
"Fred Markham in Russia" by W. H. G. Kingston
The answer seems to be, that the voluntary part of Nazarite service lay first and chiefly in the surrender to become a Nazarite.
"Separation and Service" by James Hudson Taylor
He and several of his followers formed the Nazarites, whose fundamental principle was that art existed only for the service of religion.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
The institution of the Nazarite will confirm this, and will also bring out very clearly what separation means.
"Holy in Christ" by Andrew Murray
Sir Edwin represents Jesus as a Nazarite.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
I have been Nazarite for the vow that was upon me.
"The Men of the Moss-Hags" by S. R. Crockett
Touching no wine, for he was a Nazarite from his birth, he excelled in strength.
"Five Young Men" by Charles Reynolds Brown
The slave Samson being born, was consecrated a Nazarite.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 9 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
It is like a Nazarite's vow.
"Fetichism in West Africa" by Robert Hamill Nassau
He would be specially dedicated as a Nazarite to God's service.
"The Expositor's Bible: The First Book of Samuel" by W. G. Blaikie
It is the head of the Nazarite that is especially consecrated, and so it was in the taboo.
"Bible Studies" by Joseph M. Wheeler
Witness, also, the bearing of this holy Nazarite, in the presence of the impious Belshazzar.
"The Lord's Coming" by C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
The devotion of the Nazarite and the affection of the Man were both perfect.
"Notes on the Book of Leviticus" by C. H. Mackintosh
Berenice, who was fulfilling a Nazarite vow, interposed in vain.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 4" by Various
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