Is he a modern Nazarite
or a Hebrew prophet left over from olden times?
Muller, Rituals of Fertility and the Sacrifice of Desire: Nazarite
Women's Performance in South Africa (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999).
On Wednesday evening Jonie Barrett presided and David McEvoy spoke on Law of the Nazarite
The Bible says: "He told her all his heart, and said unto her, there hath not come a razor upon my head, for I have been a Nazarite
unto God from my mother's womb.
There is some evidence that Yusuf's family actually came from the large Jewish community in the Hejaz; and that Nazareth did not exist in Pontius Pilate's day but was a later naming to explain why JC was called a Nazarene or Nazarite
, which was actually the appelation of a sub-sect of the Jewish Essene sect.
They present Talmudic; Rabbinic, and New Testament readings of paganism, Nazarite
(the attainment of holiness), keeping the Sabbath, dietary and sexual purity, and lex talionis (the "eye for an eye" law of retaliation.
Her arguments match Samson's and echo through the rest of the text as parallel histories, as significant doubles, yoking the Philistian and the Nazarite
worlds in a seemingly fresh encounter.
Shylock: Yes, to smell pork, to eat of the habitation which your prophet the Nazarite
conjured the devil into
When Jerome writes that Jovinian "praises Samson and exalts the uxorious Nazarite
with amazing adulation," Erasmus comments: "What should have been condemned in Samson, that man foolishly (stulte) praises.
Neither apologetic nor self-righteous, she reflexively addresses her complex positioning in South African society with regard to the Nazarite
community, establishing an authorial voice that is confident without being arrogant and imbued with respect for her subjects.
Milton's Samson, as a Nazarite
and a denizen of the Book of Judges, is destined to be a charismatic leader; yet his status, set apart for God, also prevents him from gathering around him the Israelites as a group.
One of the vows of being a Nazarite
was that this would not be cut.