Saint Samuel ~ A Miracle Baby and Great Judge-Prophet-Priest

The Boy Samuel
1 Samuel 3:10
Saint Samuel is labeled in some ancient Biblical texts as a “Nazir,” (or Nazirite).  Two other Biblical characters who were considered to be Nazirites were the Judge Samson and John the Baptist ...







Laws For Nazirites
(Number 6:1-21)


-May be male or female.


-Abstain from wine, strong drink, vinegar, grape juice, fresh grapes, and dried grapes.


-let hair grow freely (no haircuts).


-Stay away from dead people, even relatives.







SAMUEL


... and she (Hannah – the mother of Samuel) made a vow, promising: “Oh LORD of hosts, if you look with pity on the misery of your handmaid, if you remember me and do not forget me, if you give your handmaid a male child, I will give him to the LORD for as long as he lives; neither wine nor liquor shall he drink, and no razor shall ever touch his head.

1 Samuel 1:11






SAMSON
An angel of the LORD appeared to the woman (the mother of Samson) and said to her, “Though you are barren and have no children, yet you will conceive and bear a son.  Now, then, be careful to take no wine or strong drink and to eat nothing unclean.  As for the son you will conceive and bear, no razor shall touch his head, for this boy is to be consecrated to God from the womb.

Judges 13:3-5


JOHN
THE BAPTIST
He (John the Baptist) will drink neither wine nor strong drink.  He will be filled with the holy Spirit even from his mother’s womb.

Luke 1:15b

Feast of Saint Samuel:  August 20

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