What’s a Nazarite Vow? – Numbers E2

Confession of sins, strange water rituals, Nephilim, and Nazarite vows—Numbers 5 and 6 might feel like a confusing mix of laws, but the scroll’s author is cleverly reminding us of the Hebrew Bible melody we first encountered in Genesis 1-9. In this episode, Tim and Jon talk about four odd laws that are part of the intricate story we’ve been following through the Torah. 

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  • Part one (00:00-9:03)
  • Part two (9:03-22:31)
  • Part three (22:31-39:27)
  • Part four (39:27-57:55)

Referenced Resources

  • Interested in more? Check out Tim’s library here.
  • You can experience the literary themes and movements we’re tracing on the podcast in the BibleProject app, available for Android and iOS.

Show Music 

  • “Defender (Instrumental)” by TENTS
  • "Fizzle Pop" by Tyler Bailey
  • "Goofy Nights in Tokyo" by Sam Stewart
  • "Today Feels Like Everyday" by Mama Aiuto

Show produced by Cooper Peltz. Edited by Dan Gummel, Tyler Bailey, and Frank Garza. Show notes by Lindsey Ponder. Podcast annotations for the BibleProject app by MacKenzie Buxman.

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