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  1. Nazirite(noun)

    a Nazarite

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  1. Nazirite

    In the Hebrew Bible, a Nazirite or Nazarite, refers to one who voluntarily took a vow described in Numbers 6:1–21. The proper noun "Nazarite" comes from the Hebrew word nazir meaning "consecrated" or "separated". This vow required the man or woman to: ⁕Abstain from wine, wine vinegar, grapes, raisins, intoxicating liquors, vinegar distilled from such substances, and eating or drinking any substance that contains any trace of grapes. ⁕Refrain from cutting the hair on one's head; but to allow the locks of the head's hair to grow. ⁕Not to become impure by corpses or graves, even those of family members After following these requirements for a designated period of time, the person would immerse in a mikveh and make three offerings: a lamb as a burnt offering, a ewe as a sin-offering, and a ram as a peace offering, in addition to a basket of unleavened bread, grain offerings and drink offerings, which accompanied the peace offering. They would also shave their head in the outer courtyard of the Temple and then place the hair on the same fire as the peace offering.

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