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God gives instructions regarding the Nazirite vow
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Adultery. Sexual relations between a married or betrothed woman and anyone other than her husband. In the Bible, adultery is punishable by death. Used as a metaphor for unfaithfulness to God.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Adultery
Adultery in the Bible Adultery. Sexual relations between a married or betrothed woman and anyone other than her husband. In the Bible, adultery is punishable by death. Used as a metaphor for unfaithfulness to God.
Adultery in the Ancient Near East
Adultery in the Ancient Near East Surveys attitudes, laws, and customs from the ancient Near East concerning adultery, generally defined as sexual intercourse between a married or betrothed woman and a man other than her husband.
Nazirite
Nazirite (נָזִיר‎, nazir, ναζιραίους, naziraious). A man or woman who has taken the Nazirite vow, which is distinguished by abstinence from certain actions. Primarily seen in the Old Testament among the Israelites with possible New Testament examples.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Adultery
ADULTERY [Heb niʾupı̂m (נִאֻפִים); also zĕnût (זְנוּת‎), zĕnûnı̂m (זְנוּנִים), “whoredom,” “harlotry”]. Sexual intercourse between a married or betrothed woman and any man other than her husband. The marital status of the woman’s partner is inconsequential since only the married or betrothed woman
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Adultery
Adultery. Biblically, adultery is a breach of the “one flesh” relationship of marriage. It describes any act of sexual intercourse between a married woman and a man other than her husband, and all sexual intercourse involving a married man and another man’s wife or fiancée.In OT times, polygamous unions
Nazirite, Nazarite
Nazirite, Nazarite. Person who was either chosen or consecrated for life or for a set period of time to complete a vow to God. The Nazirite (kjv Nazarite) devoted himself to self-imposed discipline in order to perform some special service.Israelite tradition viewed the Nazirite as consecrated for life.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Adultery
Adultery In Scripture, sexual intercourse by a married man with another than his wife, or by a married woman with another than her husband. It is distinguished from fornication, which is illicit sexual intercourse by an unmarried person.
Nazirite
Nazirite nazʹə-rīt [Heb nāzîr—‘consecrated one,’ < nāzar, ‘to consecrate’; cf. also nāḏar—‘to vow’; Gk nazeiraíos, plus various words indicating “holiness” or “devotion.” In Nu. 6:21b, c the RSV supplies “Nazirite” (cf. AV, NEB)]; AV NAZARITE. The basic meaning of the different Hebrew and Greek
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Adultery
ADULTERY A breach of the unity of marriage. It describes any act of sexual intercourse between a married woman and a man other than her husband, and all sexual intercourse involving a married man and a woman other than his wife.In OT times, polygamous unions were not considered adulterous (cf. Dt 21:15).
Nazarite, Nazirite
NAZARITE*, NAZIRITE Person who was either chosen or consecrated for life or for a set period of time to complete a vow to God. The Nazirite (Nazarite) devoted himself to self-imposed discipline in order to perform some special service (Nm 6:1–21).Israelite tradition viewed the Nazirite as consecrated
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Adultery
adultery, illicit sexual relations with someone other than one’s marriage partner. Its prohibition is part of the Ten Commandments (Exod. 20:14; Deut. 5:18). In the Bible, the primary referent for adultery seems to be sexual relations between a married (or betrothed) woman and any man other than her
Nazirites
Nazirites (naz´uh-rits; Heb., “dedicated/consecrated [ones]”), men or women who entered a consecrated state upon their own or a parent’s vow (Num. 6:1–21; 1 Sam. 1:1–11; Judg. 13:1–7). There were three main conditions for entering and remaining in this holy state. First, Nazirites were to refrain from
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Adultery
ADULTERY. Sexual intercourse of a married person with other than the marriage partner. Adultery was generally condoned in pagan cultures, particularly on the part of the male, who though married was not charged with adultery unless he cohabited with another man’s wife or a betrothed maiden.Adultery
Nazarite
NAZARITE, NAZIRITE. A lay person of either sex who was bound by a special vow of consecration to God’s service for a defined period of time or for life (Num 6:1–5). His abstinence was an individual matter, not as a member of a group such as the Rechabites (q.v.). Ordinarily the vow was made voluntarily,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Nazirite
NAZIRITE (Heb. nāzi’r, from nāzar, ‘to separate, consecrate, abstain’; cf. nēzer, ‘a diadem’, the ‘crown of God’, sometimes identified with the Nazirite’s uncut hair). In Israel the Nazirite was one who separated himself from others by consecration to Yahweh with a special vow.The origin of the practice
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Adultery
AdulteryIn the ancient Near East and the OT (Lev. 18:20; 20:10; Deut. 22:22) adultery meant consensual sexual intercourse by a married woman with a man other than her husband. However, intercourse between a married man and another woman was not considered adultery unless she was married. The betrothed
Nazirite
Nazirite (Heb. nāzɩ̂r)Men or women who consecrated themselves to God for a specific time by a special vow (Num. 6:1–21). During the period of consecration, Nazirites had to abstain from alcoholic drink and leave their hair uncut. Their special status as “holy to the Lord” also required that they be
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Adultery
Adultery (Heb. n˒p; Gk. moicheía). The seventh commandment forbids a married person to have sexual relations with a person who is not his or her spouse (Exod. 20:14; Deut. 5:18; cf. Lev. 18:20). Although Scripture condemns such an act, some Israelites paid no attention to the law; David, for example,
Nazirite
Nazirite [năzˊə rīt] (Heb. nazîr “consecrated” or “devoted one”; from nāzar “to consecrate” or “separate [oneself]”). An individual who made a vow to separate himself to Yahweh. The vow consisted of three important abstentions: from consuming any products of the vine, from touching dead bodies,
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Marriage
Marriage and divorce, adultery and incestPaul did not write treatises on the subjects of marriage, divorce, adultery or incest, and, were it not for problems in some of the churches he had founded that specifically concerned these matters, he might have made no reference to any of them at all. But there
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Nazirite
NAZIRITE (Hebrew, from a verb meaning “to separate” or “consecrate”) A man or woman who has taken a special vow of consecration to the Lord according to the terms prescribed in Num 6:1–21. Nazirites did not consume anything produced by the grapevine, including juice, wine, or grape skins, and they avoided
Key passages
Nu 5:11–29

Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the Israelites and say to them, ‘If any man’s wife goes astray and acts unfaithfully to him, and a man sleeps with her and ejaculates and it is hidden from the eyes of her husband and she is concealed, although …

Nu 6:1–21

Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the Israelites and say to them, ‘When a man or a woman takes a special vow, a vow of a Nazirite, to keep separate for Yahweh, he will abstain from wine and fermented drink; he will not drink wine vinegar or vinegar of …

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