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In fact, he was dedicated as a nazirite and had a much better track record in that role than Samson ever did.
Others like Delilah, a Philistine woman who in defense of her own people seduced and betrayed Samson, the Nazirite and Israeli Judge with an unsavory past (Judg.
And the Lord spoke unto Moses, saying: Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them: When either man or woman shall clearly utter a vow, the vow of a Nazirite, to consecrate himself unto the Lord, he shall abstain from wine and strong drink .
The court held that the taking of a Nazirite vow, which barred the cutting of hair, by the state prisoner who was a member of the orthodox African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem was religiously motivated, for purposes of the prisoner's claim that prison officials failed to accommodate his religious beliefs and thus violated the free exercise clause of the First Amendment.
262: "The most highly regarded Greek scholars are unanimous that Nazoraios denotes a member of the Nazirite (or Nazarene) sect, and cannot possibly be derived from the geographic term, Nazareth, which in any case means 'dispersion.
He wrote a number of short stories, but his major literary work is the novel Samson the Nazirite (1927) that expressed his philosophy on Jewish life and history.
Although there are a few parallels in Jesus' words to Nazirite practice, the conclusion that this is reason to assume that Jesus still held to Jewish custom on burial issues is not convincing.
O'Grady's linguistic analysis of the instructions for menstruation (Lev 15:19-31) demonstrates that their focus, like that of the regulations for Nazirite vows (Num 6:1-21), is not on punishment for immorality or abnormality, but on "the practice of separation as a means for maintaining the sanctified order" (27-28).
The lad was to be a Nazirite, one of a chosen group whose hair was never cut.
The voluntary nature of sectarianism as conceived in the Damascus Document is apparent when sectarian life is described in terms of the Nazirite, the paramount Biblical example of someone who undertook voluntary restrictions (40266 1.
The Ramban sees the Nazirite as the moral antithesis to the Sotah.
Stone, in an elegant analysis of the talmudic passage Sotah 2a, examines the nature of the nazirite vows and the ordeal of the wife suspected of adultery, suggesting that both situations have something to say about the intrinsic violence of vows.
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