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It derives from a Hebrew word that means "dedicated" and it denotes an individual who has dedicated himself to the sacred. What English word is it?




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Answer: Nazirite

A Nazirite is someone who is "dedicated to God by a vow that involves abstinence from intoxicants and from cutting the hair." The word derives from the Hebrew , to separate, dedicate, or consecrate oneself. In Hebrew, someone who made this committment was called a Na-zeer, which became Nazirite in English (see Numbers, Chapter 6).


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