Un '''nazireu''' (în ebraică ''Nazir'') era un [[Iudaism|iudeu]] care făcea un vot [[asceză|ascetic]]. Modul lor de viață este descris în Biblie, în [[Cartea Numerilor]] 6:1-21.
The term '' Nazarite'' comes from the Hebrew word ''nazir'' meaning "consecrated" or "separated. " The Nazarite is "holy unto the Lord" ([[ Numbers]] 6:8) and must keep himself from becoming ritually unclean. The regulations which apply to him actually agree with those for the High Priest and for the priests during worship, as described in [[ Leviticus]] and in [[ Book of Ezekiel| Ezekiel]]. This vow required the man ( and in the Hellenistic period the woman too) to observe the following:* Abstain from wine, vinegar ( which was made from wine), grapes, raisins, and all intoxicants;* Refrain from cutting one's hair and beard;* To avoid corpses, even those of a family member. The vow was usually for a fixed period of time—30, 90 or even 100 days. At that time, the man would make a sacrifice that included a lamb, a ewe, a ram, and a basket of bread and cakes. There are cases where a parent would make this vow for her or his child, which the child would observe for his entire life.
== Voturi de nazireu în istorie ==