== Voturi de nazireu în istorie ==
Two examples of Nazarites in the [[ Old Testament| Hebrew Bible]] are [[Samson]] ([[ Judges]] 13:5) , and [[Samuel]] ([[I Kingdoms]] 1:11). In both cases, their mother made the vow before they were born, which required them to live an ascetic life, yet in return they received extraordinary gifts: Samson possessed strength and ability in physical battle, while Samuel was a [[ prophet]].
This vow was observed into the intertestamentary period. [[I Maccabees]] 3:49 mention men who had ended their Nazarite vows, an example dated to about 165 BC. [[ Josephus]] mentions a number of people who had taken the vow, such as his tutor Banns ('' Antiquities'' 20.6), and [[Gamaliel]] records in the Mishnah how the father of Rabbi Chenena made a lifetime Nazarite vow before him (Nazir 29b) — examples showing this practice was observed into the first century.
In modern [[ Judaism]], this practice does not exist any more.
== Nazireii și Noul Testament ==