Bible Dictionary: "The name of Israelites
in Old Covenant times who took on them the vow
prescribed in Numbers 6:2-21.
This was called a Nazarite
vow. The word denotes
generally one who is separated from others and consecrated to God. Although
there is no mention of any Nazarite before
yet it is evident that they existed before the time of Moses. The vow of
a Nazarite involved these three things, 1) abstinence from wine and strong
drink, 2) refraining from cutting the hair off the head during the whole
period of the continuance of the vow and 3) the avoidance of contact with
the dead. A Nazarite vow was an Old Testament occurrence:.Numbers
6:5-8. There are
between the Old and the New Testaments.
"When the period of the continuance
of the vow came to an end, the Nazarite had to present himself at the door
of the sanctuary with 1) a he lamb of the first year for a burnt offering,
2) a ewe lamb of the first year for a sin offering and 3) a ram for a peace
offering. After these sacrifices were offered by the priest, the Nazarite
cut off his hair at the door and threw it into the fire under the peace
have taken upon himself a Nazarite
vow twice. As to the duration of a Nazarite's vow, every one was left at
liberty to fix his own time.
"There is mention made in
Scripture of only three who were Nazarites for life, Samson, Samuel and
perhaps John the Baptist:.Judges
13:4,5; 1Samuel 1:11; Luke
1:15. In its ordinary form, however, the Nazarite's vow lasted only
thirty and at most one hundred days. This institution was a symbol of a
life devoted to God and separated from all sin, a holy life."
2:23; Acts 24:5. Nazareth was
a small town situated in Galilee, west of Capernaum and not far from Cana.
It was built partly in a valley and partly on the declivity
of a hill:.Luke
4:29. At that time it was a place proverbial
1:46; John 7:41.
word means 'proclaimer', 'prophet'. Nebo was a Chaldean
god whose worship was introduced into Assyria by Pul:
46:1. To this idol was dedicated the great temple whose ruins are still
seen at Birs Nimrud. A statue of Nebo found at Calah, where it was set
up by Pul, king of Assyria, is now in the British Museum.
We are in the time of the new covenant.(agreement).with
God, because the new covenant's new priest, Christ, is faultless.
The new covenant
refers to better promises.(Hebrews
10:16).than the old
to physical and spiritual blessings.(Ephesians
1:3).including eternal life.(John
10:28), not as a result of works as were required by God under
the terms of the old covenant.(Ephesians
2:8-10).in effect until Emmanuel's
death and resurrection. The new covenan
is a progression in truth.
The beauty of the new covenant is that beginning
with the death and resurrection of Emmanuel, all separation from God the
Father has been removed and that the agreement is based, not on our performance
of keeping some particular day of worship.(Romans
14:4,5).of church attendance, of
tithing, etc., but based on His performance:.John
17:4; 19:30; Revelation
22:13. See 'Sin No Longer Counts'.
section of the Bible after the birth of Emmanuel revolving around
covenant promises. This is really a new covenant.(agreement;
9:16).as the original words for
"testament", what we call the "New Testament" portion of the Bible,
show. The New Testament has 27 books.
The New Testament is for a
progression in truth. The Old Testament were lessons for mankind to
15:4; 1Corinthians 10:11;
Four hundred years separate the writing of the
last book of the
Old Testament and the beginning of the New Testament.
New Testament was written by 8 writers over a period of only a 100 years.
The early Church did not have the New Testament scriptures as we know it
today. They quoted from the Old Testament scriptures, with every new teaching
based on the authority of Emmanuel the Christ as directed through the apostles."
Albert Barnes, Philadelphia, August 25th, 1832:
In the preparation of Barnes
Notes, free use has been made of all the helps within the reach of
the author. The works from which most assistance has been derived are,
Walton's Polyglott; the Critici Sacri, particularly the Notes
of Grotius; Lightfoot's Works; Macknight and Newcome's Harmony
of the Gospels.(*);
Archaeology; Horne's Introduction; Doddridge's Family Expositor;
Dictionary; Campbell on the Gospels; the Commentaries of
Kuinoel, Rosenmuller Clarke and Henry; Tittman's
on John; the Sacred Geography of Wells and that prepared for
the American Sunday School Union, by Mcssrs J. & J. W. Alexander. The
object has been to express, in as few words as possible, the real meaning
Gospels, the results of their critical study, rather than the process
by which these results were reached.
the times of writing New Testament books.
'rest'. Noah was the grandson of Methuselah.(Genesis
who was for two hundred and fifty years contemporary
with Adam and the son of Lamech, who was about fifty years old at the time
of Adam's death.
Noah is rightly regarded as the connecting link between the old and the
new world, symbolic
of low and high consciousness. He is the second great progenitor.(direct
ancestor).of the human family and was
a good man:.2Peter
2:5 "And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person,
a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the
Noah did and no
doubt, talked about good things because he cared for others and knew
about the low consciousness of man as compared to how man could be with
a higher consciousness:.Hebrews
11:7 "By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet,
moved with fear, prepared an
ark to the saving of his house, by the which he condemned the world,
and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith."
Noah was a man of faith. He
believed what God said. And like Abraham,
this was accounted to him in a special way:.James
The Great Flood
which destroyed the entire world occurred and Noah was a central figure
in it all.