Tailor - Houston-Packer Collection BT225 .T37 1635

Nazarites, types of are. I. The name Nazarite by which Chrifl mull bee (according to theancient prophecies)called,ATatt.2.23. and in contempt was by the Jewes fo Bed in the fiiper- fcription of' the Croffe ) fgnifieth one Ceparatedand let apart from others ; and is afcribed to three forts ofmen, tlfually let above others. z. To fuch as are fet apart for Cngular fanc`limony, as thehigh PriefR, wholecrowne offanaification on his head is called Nezer, exod.,z9.6. z. To fuch as in dignity and authority are feparated fromothers ; as Kings, whofe royall crowneor diademe is called Nezer, 2..Sam, I .10. I toola the crowne that was upon his head. 3. To fuchas were feparated by fome religious vow, as to this orderof the Nazarites; whofe haire increafing on their heads, as an externall figne of their vow, was called Nezer, Numb. 6.18. By which order the Lord would have the eminent fanc`lvity of je- fus Chrif} to bee typified, as well as his fàcrifice and kinglyOfficeby Prief.is and Kings. Hee was indeed the onely true Nazarite feparated from finner.r, holy, harme- leffe, and trndtfiled,Heb.7.26. For, i. His profeffian was, I am not of this world, Ioh. 8.2.3. 2. He is called ( 2)&1.9.24.) the holy of holier, or the molt Holy (a title never afcribed to the moll holy perlons on earthby re- femblance :) Foras theholy ofholies (a type ofChrif) was feparated from the refs: of theTabernacle andTem- ple, and excelled both theouter and inner Court inholi- neffe : Sojefus Chrifa furpaffed not onelycommon men but theholieft of men, as farre as the fan£tum fanllarum excelled both the fat:Eton and atrium. Hisdivine ho- ' lineffe farre excelled themolt pure Nazarites, whoyet areaid(Lam.4.7. ) tobee purer then thefnow, andwhi- ter then themile. 3. He was not ofunholymade holy as they, buthee was alwayes holy and without all haine offinne,from the firff moment for ever: That holy thing which is conceived in her is of i he holy Ghof xi , 011att. I.zo. 4. His holinef c was not from any other, but and L 4 from 151 Separate, or let apart 3. wayes. Chrift eminent for fanEtity,in 6.refpeets.