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Old 20-03-2015, 07:33 PM   #143
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Samson and Delilah..
Samson ( Hebrew: שִׁמְשׁוֹן, Modern Shimshon, Tiberian Šimšôn, meaning "man of the sun"), Shamshoun (Arabic: شمشون‎ Shamshūn/Šamšūn), or Sampson (Greek: Σαμψών), is one of the last of the judges of the ancient Israelites mentioned in the Hebrew Bible (Book of Judges chapters 13 to 16)..Samson is believed by Jews and Christians to have been buried in Tel Tzora in Israel overlooking the Sorek valley..Requirements were set up by the Angel of the Lord that Manoah's wife (as well as the child) were to abstain from all alcoholic beverages, and her promised child was not to shave or cut his hair.. He was to be a "Nazirite" from birth...

In the Hebrew Bible, a nazirite or nazarite, (in Hebrew: נזיר, nazir), refers to one who voluntarily took a vow described in Numbers 6:1–21. "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 ritually impure by contact with corpses or graves, even those of family members...

After following these requirements for a designated period of time (which would be specified in the individual's vow), the person would immerse in a mikveh and make 3 offerings: a lamb as a burnt offering (olah), a ewe as a sin-offering (hatat), and a ram as a peace offering (shelamim), 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 (the Jerusalem Temple for Judaism) and then place the hair on the same fire as the peace offering..In Modern Hebrew the word "nazir" is commonly used for monks, both Christian and Buddhist - this meaning having largely displaced the original Biblical meaning.

The practice of a nazirite vow is part of the ambiguity of the Greek term "Nazarene" that appears in the New Testament; the sacrifice of a lamb and the offering of bread does suggest a relationship with Christian symbolism..The tradition of the nazirite vow has had a significant influence on the modern Rastafari Movement, and elements of the vow have been adopted as part of this religion.. In describing the obligations of their religion, Rastafari make reference to the nazirite vow taken by Samson.. Part of this vow, as adopted by the Rastafari, is to avoid the cutting of one's hair...

Numbers 6:4..

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When either man or woman shall separate themselves to vow a vow of a Nazarite, to separate themselves unto the LORD:

He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried..

All the days of his separation shall he eat nothing that is made of the vine tree, from the kernels even to the husk... tradesman is a possibility, sir..But there's a strong indication against it..There was a sprig of grapes under her body..What are you driving at?..No one in Whitechapel, no matter what their trade, could afford grapes..I've been looking for you..Been looking all over for you..You've been looking for me?..Not for me.. On behalf of my gentleman..A very fine gentleman..He sent me to find you..Your gentleman sent you to find me?..I almost forgot..My gentleman got you a present...

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