sn This chapter can be divided into five sections: The vow is described in vv. 1–8, then the contingencies for defilement are enumerated in vv. 9–12, then there is a discussion of discharging the vows in vv. 13–20, and then a summary in v. 21; after this is the high priestly blessing (vv. 22–27). For information on the vow, see G. B. Gray, “The Nazirite,” JTS 1 (1899–1900): 201–11; Z. Weisman, “The Biblical Nazirite, Its Types and Roots,” Tarbiz 36 (1967): 207–20; and W. Eichrodt, Theology of the Old Testament (OTL), 1:303–6.