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Nazarites,

types

of

are.

I.

The

name

Nazarite by

which Chrifl

mull bee

(according

to

the

ancient prophecies)called,ATatt.2.23.

and

in

contempt

was

by

the

Jewes

fo

Bed

in

the

fiiper-

fcription

of'

the Croffe

)

fgnifieth

one

Ceparated

and let

apart from others

;

and

is

afcribed to three

forts

of

men,

tlfually

let above

others.

z.

To

fuch

as

are

fet

apart

for

Cngular fanc`limony,

as

the

high

PriefR,

whole

crowne

of

fanaification on

his

head

is

called

Nezer,

exod.,z9.6.

z.

To

fuch

as

in

dignity

and

authority

are feparated

from

others

;

as

Kings,

whofe

royall

crowne

or

diademe

is

called

Nezer,

2..Sam,

I

.10.

I

tool

a

the crowne

that

was

upon

his

head.

3.

To

fuch

as

were

feparated

by

fome

religious

vow,

as

to this

order

of

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

kingly

Office

by

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 earth

by

re-

femblance

:)

For

as

the

holy ofholies

(a

type

of

Chrif)

was feparated from

the

refs:

of

the

Tabernacle and

Tem-

ple,

and excelled both

the

outer

and

inner

Court

in

holi-

neffe

:

So

jefus Chrifa

furpaffed

not

onely

common

men

but the

holieft

of

men,

as

farre

as

the fan£tum fanllarum

excelled both the fat:Eton

and

atrium. His

divine

ho-

'

lineffe

farre

excelled

the

molt

pure

Nazarites,

who

yet

are

aid(

Lam.4.7.

)

to

bee purer

then the

fnow, and

whi-

ter

then the

mile.

3.

He was

not ofunholy

made holy

as

they, but

hee was alwayes holy

and

without

all

haine

of

finne,from

the

firff

moment

for

ever: That

holy

thing

which

is

conceived in her

is

of

i

he holy

Ghof

xi

,

011att.

I.

z

o.

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.