Nazirite

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Naz´i`rite


prop. n.1.A Nazarite.
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For example, according to Ayoub (2006), a new nazir status in Blue Nile State was created for the Fellata, originally from West Africa, who in the 1990s, with the sympathy of the governor, fought the indigenous Funj and Hamag for a nazirate of their own.
49) This spiritual and even penitential dimension of the Nazirate was perhaps already implicit in the fact that the prescribed offerings in the Torah included in each case a sacrifice for sin ([GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], Num.
Thus the story cited earlier about Simeon the Just (third century BC) illustrates the fact that the Nazirate is to be undertaken only `for the Lord' (Num 6:2), as being of benefit in defeating human pride.