prop. n.1.The state of a Nazarite.
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Elsewhere the Sages say that ""All the days of his Nazariteship is he holy unto God," insofar as he has set himself apart through abstinence and purity, is he called holy; nothing less but that Scripture sees him as equal to a prophet, as it is said, "I raised prophets from among your sons, and Nazirites from among your young men."" (Sifre Zuta, Chapter 6, 8).
An example is Sefer hachinuch, an anonymous composition from 13th-century Spain, which states that the aim of the prohibitions applying to Nazariteship is to lead man to serve his Creator better, without being distracted by earthly desires (Diamond 1997).
"Ha-nezirut ba-mikra, tippuseha ve-shorasheha" ["Biblical Nazariteship: Types and Origins"], Tarbiz 36, 220-227 [Heb].