The book of Numbers gives very specific directions for the man or woman who wants to take a Nazarite Vow. The person taking the vow cannot partake of any part of the
vine such as the grape or anything made from the vine products. The vow affected the person’s every day life. It determined how they wore their hair since they could not cut it during the vow. The vow also prohibited the person from being near the dead. If a person violated this requirement they had to shave their head, offer a sin offering, a burnt offering and a guilt offering. Once this was done the time for consecration, started all over again.
The person undertaking the covenant usually determined the timeframe of the Nazarite Vow. The timeframe could be as short as thirty days and as long as a lifetime. There is more than one...
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... the Old Testament and Three that he still used this as a tool to show this calling and consecration in the New Testament as well. The examples of Samson, John the Baptist and Paul, show us that this was a very important vow in the eyes of God.
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4. Covenant (2012) Merriam Webster Dictionary online. Retrieved from: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/covenant
5. Vow (2012) Merriam Webster Dictionary online. Retrieved from: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vow
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