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prop. n.1.A Nazarite.
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Is he a modern Nazarite or a Hebrew prophet left over from olden times?
high, hunchbacked with a long face, long nose, and meeting eyebrows, so they who see him might be affrighted, with scanty hair with a parting in the middle of his head, after the manner of the Nazarites, and with an undeveloped beard.
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.
Churches such as the Zionists and Nazarites are renowned for melding elements of traditional beliefs into Christian worship.
There are other Christian groups, including Baptists, Seventh-day Adventists, Assemblies of God, the Pentecostal Church, the Pentecostal Assembly, Nazarites, and Jehovah's Witnesses.
1995 Orality and Christianity: The Hymns of Isaiah Shembe and the Church of the Nazarites.
In this insightful, sophisticated ethnography, Carol Ann Muller focuses particularly on the experiences and ritual practices of female Nazarites.
Rituals of Fertility and the Sacrifice of Desire: Nazarite Women's Performance in South Africa.
23) Out of the post-1820s Baltimore Mutual Aid Society, for example, grew at least three national societies: the Good Samaritans, the Nazarites, and the Galilean Fishermen.
Debate often centres on different visions of the moral crisis and different strategies for moral regeneration and on the meaning of healing--in what sense can Zionist churches, St John's Faith Mission or the Shembe Nazarites claim to be able to heal HIV/AIDS?
This view is certainly prejudiced, but there is no doubt that Nazarites pride themselves vis-a-vis evangelicals for remaining in line with African and Zulu tradition.
There are other Christian churches, including Baptists, Seventh-day Adventists, the Assemblies of God, the Pentecostal Church, the Pentecostal Assembly, the Nazarites, and Jehovah's Witnesses.